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01-23-2013, 02:38 AM #1
500px Gets Pulled from App Store due to Nude Images Appearing in Search
Apple recently pulled both the 500px and the ISO500 apps due to a claimed breach of App Store rules regarding pornographic material. The move effectively cuts off new user access to the popular photo sharing apps which target professional photographers and artists. According to TechCrunch, the apps’ removal came following a late-night discussion between 500px and Apple over an app update that was flagged for violating App Store policy.
The app, which has been in the App Store for over 16 months is a well-designed and long-standing app that helps bring the online photography community of the same name to the iOS platform. The company’s COO, Evgeny Tchebotarev said the iOS versions combined have been downloaded over one million times, with 500px yielding almost one million downloads and the newly acquired ISO500 accounting for over 200,000 downloads.
After an update to the 500px app was submitted to Apple a few days ago, a reviewer flagged the app for objectionable content. Ultimately, it was found to be too easy to search for and come across nude photos through the built-in search function, which resulted in the app being pulled. According to an Apple spokesman:
The app was removed from the App Store for featuring pornographic images and material, a clear violation of our guidelines. We also received customer complaints about possible child pornography. We’ve asked the developer to put safeguards in place to prevent pornographic images and material in their app.
Some people are mature enough to see these photos but by default it’s safe.
Source: The Next Web, TechCrunch
01-23-2013, 03:33 AM #2
So the only fair thing to do then would be to pull the Google search app, since you can turn off the SafeSearch option, and see a unlimited amount of hardcore porn images when searched for... Or you can leave SafeSearch on and see a unlimited amount of softcore porn...Quite a double standard. Apple needs to relax on this whole issue and realize ADULTS use their devices!El Zurdo
01-23-2013, 04:26 AM #3
^ what this guy said ^ipod 4G,32 GB-iOS 5.1.1-Jailbroken (redsn0w)
iphone 4,32 GB-iOS 5.1.1-Jailbroken (redsn0w)
i really,really hate using Winterboard
01-23-2013, 06:11 AM #4
Safari had porn since day 1... I can personally attest to that
01-23-2013, 06:53 AM #5
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01-23-2013, 08:30 AM #7
I just downloaded the 500px app for ipad a few minutes ago after it was supposedly pulled from the app store. I did do a search for the iso500 and doesnt find the app.
01-23-2013, 09:07 AM #8
I suppose from Apple's perspective they need to maintain a "family friendly" kind of feel.
I agree with everyone saying you can just google this stuff, etc. but parents can easily restrict access to certain content. Not so easy through a third party app though, which I guess is why Apple needs to restrict that kind of content from its AppStores.
01-23-2013, 09:50 AM #9
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01-23-2013, 01:40 PM #11
Here's a thought - LET PARENTS DO THEIR DAMN JOBS.
I love this part:
We also received customer complaints about possible child pornography.
Last edited by RokeSmoreMeefer; 01-23-2013 at 01:43 PM.
01-25-2013, 02:21 AM #12
Meh. The best thing for them to do here IMO is to just agree with Apple and make an ad-supported web app instead...
That or they could release the source code and let people compile it themselves...