Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 21:31 UTC
Apple Well paint me red and call me a girl scout. "In its latest push to get porn off your computer, Apple now deletes all iCloud emails that contain the phrase 'barely legal teens'. It doesn't send the messages to spam, or flag them, it just straight up deletes them, and there's nothing you can do about it." So, at least we can finally put that silly myth to rest that Apple respects users' privacy. They scan your emails, including attachments, just like everyone else.
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RE[4]: Talk about a strawman
by leos on Wed 27th Feb 2013 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Talk about a strawman"
leos
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2005-09-21

SO you think it's a good thing Apple deletes any email containing the phrase "barely legal teens"?


Yes clearly. That must have been why I wrote: "Filtering "barely legal teens" is pretty laughable and the wrong approach"

This is not spam filtering, it's deleting messages without asking you. What if it was an important email from a relative saying something like "Can you take me to the hospital tomorrow? Since my children are barely legal teens, they can't drive."


LOL. Is this argument ad absurdum? There isn't even any evidence that these emails are being deleted. As many people have pointed out, you can happily send emails containing that phrase and it will not delete them.

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