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Apple Pulls 500px’s Mobile Apps over nude photos

 
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Jan 23, 2013 09:33 |  #1

http://techcrunch.com …o-search-for-nude-photos/ (external link)


Toronto photo-sharing startup 500px is reporting today that both of its applications, 500px for iOS and its recent acquisition ISO500, have been pulled from the Apple App Store due to concerns about nude photos. Combined, the apps have over 1 million downloads, 500px COO Evgeny Tchebotarev tells us. The flagship application has just under a million downloads, while ISO500 has a little over 200,000, he says.

The apps were pulled from the App Store this morning around 1 AM Eastern, and had completely disappeared by noon today. The move came shortly after last night’s discussions with Apple related to an updated version of 500px for iOS, which was in the hands of an App Store reviewer.
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Jan 23, 2013 12:27 |  #2

That sucks. Aren't there porn apps for iphone?


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Jan 23, 2013 12:49 |  #3
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yup... they are not sold through apple tho...which is fine.

However apples stand on this stuff is crap. They allow sports illustrated and some playboy app. Whatever.. I have apple phone, but i dont use itunes or anything on it(Just to make calls/txt..i know overkill haha). Jut sucks for users who like apps n' such.


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Jan 23, 2013 13:05 |  #4

Just another reason on a growing list why I enjoy my Android


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Jan 23, 2013 14:27 |  #5

Lame... Just an excuse I think.


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Jan 23, 2013 14:34 |  #6

It's not that nefarious. They have a rating system and 500px did not check that their app contains nudity when it obviously does allow access to nudity. Apple maintains tight control over their ratings system. If 500px had rated their app for adults, then all would be fine.


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Jan 23, 2013 20:07 |  #7
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^i'm sure if they rated it for Adults, they'd never make it to the apple app store...

its a catch 22 - its not like 500px is a porn app, come on. Just so happens that maybe some users put up their nudes etc.

So why not just shut down the app for these guys because its used by photographers that shoot nude/glam content.

meh whatever..all silly if you ask me. Punish everyone why not, right!?


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Jan 23, 2013 20:36 |  #8

Apple block flickr and anything that accesses a Google search page as well?


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Jan 23, 2013 21:01 |  #9

This is the problem with letting your device vendor decide what you can and cannot do with the device you supposedly own.




  
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Jan 23, 2013 21:01 |  #10

Motor On wrote in post #15526274 (external link)
Apple block flickr and anything that accesses a Google search page as well?

Better block email too.




  
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Jan 23, 2013 22:03 |  #11
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i see what you did there and i laughed - it's the appearance of ownership..lol.. :)

mike_d wrote in post #15526361 (external link)
This is the problem with letting your device vendor decide what you can and cannot do with the device you supposedly own.


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Jan 23, 2013 22:05 |  #12

OMG!

Apple is the Devil, I tell ya!




  
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Jan 23, 2013 22:14 |  #13

Motor On wrote in post #15526274 (external link)
Apple block flickr and anything that accesses a Google search page as well?

No they don't block flickr because they correctly categorized their app as having "Mild Sexual content or Nudity".

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Jan 23, 2013 22:48 |  #14

tkbslc wrote in post #15526661 (external link)
No they don't block flickr because they correctly categorized their app as having "Mild Sexual content or Nudity".

https://itunes.apple.c​om/app/id328407587 (external link)

Do you have stocks in the company? :lol:


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Jan 26, 2013 01:46 |  #15

sublimesun wrote in post #15526753 (external link)
Do you have stocks in the company? :lol:

NO, I just have a problem with conspiracy theories.  :p


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