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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Apple Removes Vine from 'Editor's Choice' for Featuring Pornographic Content




Twitter's six-second video sharing app Vine made headlines early this morning after The Verge discovered that an 'Editor's Pick' clip within the app linked to pornographic content.

Vine's Editor's Picks are curated content and are therefore displayed at the top of the app, which means a large portion of Vine's users saw the feed containing the inappropriate clip.


Apple originally featured Vine last Friday, shortly after its release, but the Cupertino-based company has now reversed that decision and is no longer promoting Vine via the Editor's Choice section in the App Store.

According to a Twitter spokesperson who spoke to The Verge, the pornographic video was the result of human error.
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A human error resulted in a video with adult content becoming one of the videos in Editor's Picks, and upon realizing this mistake we removed the video immediately. We apologize to our users for the error.
Apple was not satisfied with Twitter's apology, but the app did not receive the same treatment as 500px, which was removed from the App Store last week because it allowed users to search for nude photos.

Though Vine has not been kicked off the App Store, Apple has ceased all promotions for the app. In addition to removing Vine from Editor's Choice, the app is no longer listed under the 'New and Noteworthy' section and it is not featured in the social apps category.

The Verge reports that Vine has begun to hide inappropriate content within the app and is now blocking searches for several pornographic terms. Searching for the offending words no longer brings up search results, though inappropriate content can still be accessed when tapping on a tag.


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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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"Case by case basis" huh. 500px should be steaming right now.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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I think "Safari" has a bigger porn problem.....

If you could call it a problem.l
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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Porn is not a problem. The people who think that porn is a problem, are the problem.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:07 PM   #5
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Porn is not a problem. The people who think that porn is a problem, are the problem.
Try this: don't look at any porn for two weeks. Many addicts don't realize they're addicts until they attempt and fail that challenge.
If you don't think being addicted is a problem, consider the amount of extra time you wish you had each day vs. the amount of time spent watching porn.

Porn is a problem. It's much much too easy to become addicted, very difficult to recover from the addition, and it shouldn't be possible to find it without knowing what it is and actively seeking it out.

More on topic: how did this mistake come about? It sounds to me like a staff person must have been watching this content at some point while at work and will likely be fired as a result.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:17 PM   #6
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I have no problem with porn, but I kind of understand why It's not allowed on the platform. There are too many underage iOS users, and I suspect that is one of the reasons why Apple does not approve these apps.

Also honestly have you looked at the Android Market? Last time I checked there was a lot of adult junk on the top downloads, so you always end up seeing it at the store..

I'd say If you want porn you can just google it on iOS, there are tons of sites that are available for free
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:26 PM   #7
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Try this: don't look at any porn for two weeks. Many addicts don't realize they're addicts until they attempt and fail that challenge.
If you don't think being addicted is a problem, consider the amount of extra time you wish you had each day vs. the amount of time spent watching porn.

Porn is a problem. It's much much too easy to become addicted, very difficult to recover from the addition, and it shouldn't be possible to find it without knowing what it is and actively seeking it out.

More on topic: how did this mistake come about? It sounds to me like a staff person must have been watching this content at some point while at work and will likely be fired as a result.
Oh wow, these people are real.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:45 PM   #8
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Try this: don't look at any porn for two weeks. Many addicts don't realize they're addicts until they attempt and fail that challenge.

Porn is a problem. It's much much too easy to become addicted, very difficult to recover from the addition, and it shouldn't be possible to find it without knowing what it is and actively seeking it out.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:56 PM   #9
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Porn is a problem.
No Porn addiction is a problem. Addiction to any medium is a problem. Porn in of itself is not a problem any more than having an internet connection or a game console (and yes, gaming addiction and internet addiction is a recognized issue).
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try this: Don't look at any porn for two weeks. Many addicts don't realize they're addicts until they attempt and fail that challenge.
If you don't think being addicted is a problem, consider the amount of extra time you wish you had each day vs. The amount of time spent watching porn.

Porn is a problem. It's much much too easy to become addicted, very difficult to recover from the addition, and it shouldn't be possible to find it without knowing what it is and actively seeking it out.
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Try this: don't look at any porn for two weeks. Many addicts don't realize they're addicts until they attempt and fail that challenge.
If you don't think being addicted is a problem, consider the amount of extra time you wish you had each day vs. the amount of time spent watching porn.

Porn is a problem. It's much much too easy to become addicted, very difficult to recover from the addition, and it shouldn't be possible to find it without knowing what it is and actively seeking it out.

More on topic: how did this mistake come about? It sounds to me like a staff person must have been watching this content at some point while at work and will likely be fired as a result.
Not everyone who watches porn is an addict who constantly watches it and can't go a day without it. It's like saying that anyone who has a drink with dinner is a raging alcoholic. Don't take away booze because some people can't control their addictions, and don't take away porn because some people can't control their addictions.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:19 PM   #12
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Try this: don't look at any porn for two weeks. Many addicts don't realize they're addicts until they attempt and fail that challenge.
If you don't think being addicted is a problem, consider the amount of extra time you wish you had each day vs. the amount of time spent watching porn.

Porn is a problem. It's much much too easy to become addicted, very difficult to recover from the addition, and it shouldn't be possible to find it without knowing what it is and actively seeking it out.

More on topic: how did this mistake come about? It sounds to me like a staff person must have been watching this content at some point while at work and will likely be fired as a result.
This addiction hurts nobody but potentially the user if their mindset on what is real is changed. Porn is not the problem, uneducated people are.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:24 PM   #13
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Try this: don't look at any porn for two weeks. Many addicts don't realize they're addicts until they attempt and fail that challenge.
If you don't think being addicted is a problem, consider the amount of extra time you wish you had each day vs. the amount of time spent watching porn.

Porn is a problem. It's much much too easy to become addicted, very difficult to recover from the addition, and it shouldn't be possible to find it without knowing what it is and actively seeking it out.

More on topic: how did this mistake come about? It sounds to me like a staff person must have been watching this content at some point while at work and will likely be fired as a result.
OK, a little more direct response...this is...ah...how shall I say this. I'll keep it clinical. As we in the mental health business say...this is pretty much total doo-doo.

I hope that wasn't too technical...

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Try this: don't look at any porn for two weeks. Many addicts don't realize they're addicts until they attempt and fail that challenge.
If you don't think being addicted is a problem, consider the amount of extra time you wish you had each day vs. the amount of time spent watching porn.

Porn is a problem. It's much much too easy to become addicted, very difficult to recover from the addition, and it shouldn't be possible to find it without knowing what it is and actively seeking it out.

More on topic: how did this mistake come about? It sounds to me like a staff person must have been watching this content at some point while at work and will likely be fired as a result.
Sorry folks but I wholeheartedly agree with ArtofWarfare here. There are problems with porn and the industry. I imagine that many of the women involved have be abused in some way during their careers. And besides in a bare-bones look at it is porn really not just a form of prostitution? Which last i checked is illegal in 49 states? Not trying to start a debate here but just something to think about.
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If you don't think being addicted is a problem, consider the amount of extra time you wish you had each day vs. the amount of time spent watching porn.
What, two minutes?
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Try this: don't look at any porn for two weeks. Many addicts don't realize they're addicts until they attempt and fail that challenge.
If you don't think being addicted is a problem, consider the amount of extra time you wish you had each day vs. the amount of time spent watching porn.

Porn is a problem. It's much much too easy to become addicted, very difficult to recover from the addition, and it shouldn't be possible to find it without knowing what it is and actively seeking it out.

More on topic: how did this mistake come about? It sounds to me like a staff person must have been watching this content at some point while at work and will likely be fired as a result.
wow, i knew americans are prude, but is this comment real?
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Three minutes?
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Why not remove from the AppStore like 500px?

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Porn, where? Time to use that app.
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Porn, where? Time to use that app.
There is too much drugs, violence, and sex that can be bought in mainstream media today...it should be free...
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Jesus Christ people, you have really derailed this thread. Apple is a POS for taking away one app because you could search for porn and not this. This app has porn, what I consider to be true porn; even at 6 seconds.

I'm surprised this is still in the App Store. I have the app and the porn doesn't offend me because its not required that I search for it. The editor's pick ending up in the feed is worse than 500 px any day of the week. Apple needs to eat crow and return one app or get rid of the other.
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i don't get vine. nor do i care to.
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Violators will be summarily executed!



Q, how many chose Android becuase of Apples stance on porn?
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