Apple censoring iCloud emails containing the phrase ‘barely legal teens’

Apple, as part of its culture, always takes a serious stand against pornography. It is banned from the App Store even if there is almost no relation between them. This is fine for Apple to do whatever they want in their App Store, but the argument for censoring private iCloud e-mails isn’t as strong.

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One writer was attempting to send an e-mail to his director from an iCloud account when he saw it. He ended up cutting the script into pieces so he could figure out which part was getting blocked:

AND THEN I SAW IT – a line in the script, describing a character viewing an advertisement for a pornographic site on his computer screen. Upon modifying this line, the entire document was delivered with no problem.

Apple’s terms of service states that they can “pre-screen, move, refuse, modify and/or remove Content at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, if such Content is found to be in violation of this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable.”

Now, is this something Apple should be doing?

 

Source: http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/hollywood-whodunit-whats-eating-emails-in-icloud-207335

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