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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"Doh, so Apple Stores have web filters in place.
No, filtering would be the honest, above-board way of doing things. Instead, Apple invisibly redirects the domain name - in other words, they're using the same approach as DNS-hijacking malware. "
I see your point here. The DNS hijacking is worth pointing.
"Can you prove me that the site above has no adult content that I would not want my children to see?
Your children spend a lot of time using the internet connection in Apple stores, do they? Personally, I'd expect you to be more concerned with some of the other sites that aren't blocked than the website of a humorist who uses some naughty words... but maybe that's just me. "
They can. It's a public space and the content should be age-filtered. I agree with you, better filtering should be in place-- but I don't have special objections to the "naughty words" criteria if that is what it is.
"It loads fine on non-Apple Store networks, so I don't see what is the big fuss about.
For now... that is, until Apple's pervasive "we know what's best for you" arrogance emboldens them to the point where they start modifying DNS settings on iOS devices, to block sites Apple objects to. That would be no less-defensible than how Apple manages the appstore - it's Apple's sandbox after all, so they make the rules, right? "
Wake me up when that day comes... I don't see it yet.

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