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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:49 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, 05:54 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, 05:58 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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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, 06:07 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, 06:17 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, 06:21 PM   #8
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Why not remove from the AppStore like 500px?

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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, 06:30 PM   #10
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Porn, where? Time to use that app.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:45 PM   #11
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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, 06:45 PM   #12
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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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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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I wonder if they will remove Safari browser next.
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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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"The fact we live in a society where it's ok to lay waste to hundreads of people in FPS, limbs being blown off, setting people on fire etc etc yet draws the line at a pair of female breats fills me with sadness."

(quoted from a discussion on Steam about allowing adult games on the platform. But I think this quote fits perfectly here too.)
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"The fact we live in a society where it's ok to lay waste to hundreads of people in FPS, limbs being blown off, setting people on fire etc etc yet draws the line at a pair of female breats fills me with sadness."

(quoted from a discussion on Steam about allowing adult games on the platform. But I think this quote fits perfectly here too.)
I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with female breasts. I'm saying that porn is dangerously addictive and unlike other addictions, extremely easy to accidentally be subjected to. If someone posts a link to porn and you click on it without knowing where it leads, you have been subjected to porn. If you're a recovering addict, chances are you'll relapse then and there. It's a lot easier (I suspect - I don't have any stats to back this up,) for a recovering addict to alcohol to avoid their temptation than for a recovering addict to porn to avoid theirs.
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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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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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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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Oh wow, these people are real.
An increasing number of men in their early 20s think erectile dysfunction is completely normal and have prescriptions for Viagra.
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It's a lot easier (I suspect - I don't have any stats to back this up,) for a recovering addict to alcohol to avoid their temptation than for a recovering addict to porn to avoid theirs.
So do you have any cites to back up the remainder of your post? And if you are going to cite scientific studies, they should be real studies that do real research (not compilation studies) that show that porn is highly addictive (more so than other common addictions) and is objectively easy to be exposed to accidentally (than say, common violence, or the internet in general - both which can be addictive) and the difficulty to recover compared to other addictions (like physical addictions like smoking, drugs, drinking, etc).

If you want to make sweeping claims about something, you need to provide evidence.

Porn can be harmful. So can many other things. Porn is not a disease that you can catch by looking at it. Addiction is the disease that should be treated.
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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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I imagine that many of the women involved have be abused in some way during their careers.
Cite please. And anything coming from people who have a known bias against porn is not a valid cite.

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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.
Legally and practically no it is not. There is a reason that pornographers do not get convicted for prostitution (its been tried before) is based on freedom of speech - a movie involving actors who following a narrative is different from a john picking up a random girl on the street (something that I see as little different from the intention of most dates).
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I guess It's all about perspective. At the end of the day I think It is filth :P, I don't think most people consider it a work of art or something to be proud of, It's just something to do when your not getting any..

There have been instances where teachers have been caught watching porn while in school, and that is very disturbing when your a parent.. It actually happened in my high school when I was younger, obviously the teacher was sacked..

Don't think it has it's place in devices kids will be using.
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