Internet Filter

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cfoster, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. cfoster macrumors newbie

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    Any chance that SDK get us internet filtering of porn sites? Any other way to avoid having internet and get just phone, email, calendar if filtering is not possible.
     
  2. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    Avoid having internet? Who are you?


    Turn off WiFi and don't click on Safari, Weather, Maps, Youtube, iTunes, Stocks, Mail and the internet will be out of your way!
     
  3. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Psst.... I think his child was caught watching porn on his iPhone :)
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    ACTUALLY, when firmware 2.0 comes out, you will be able to disable Safari in a parental control menu. You can also disable Youtube, iTunes Store, App Store, etc.

    It will be out in late June.
     
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    That would be a good thing to submit to Apple. Tell them to put parental controls on there.

    You may see if you can check on your AT&T bill online which sites were visited. That's a key way to snoop on kids with a regular PC (until they learn how to clear history).
     
  6. specops macrumors regular

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    parental controls will be added at the end of june or sooner. good day sir
     
  7. kingicon1 macrumors newbie

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    How about this for parental controls... if your worried about your child looking at porn on a iPhone, maybe you shouldn't be giving them something like a iPhone?

    I realize the age kids are getting cellphones is getting lower and lower as time goes by, but really, who in their right mind would buy something so expensive as a iPhone for a kid to have? If they cant be trusted to properly surf the net, how can they be responsible for a phone like that?
     
  8. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    +1
     
  9. guruji macrumors member

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    porn is the biggest industry in America. and it is not so by accident.
     
  10. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    I'm not so sure I believe that. There are a lot of big industries out there, like the medical industry.
     
  11. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    Oops, I thought you wanted to restrict internet for yourself! Didn't make the kids connection (my common sense faulters every now in then).

    As everyone else mentioned in June you will be able to use parental controls, it'll come as a free software update on all iPhones.
     
  12. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    Who are you to say what a parent can get their child? I'm sure many-a-teenager would love iPhones to replace their iPods.

    BTW, general trust and responsibility have nothing to do with looking at porn, especially for underage viewers.

    To answer the original poster, Steve announced the iPhone 2.0 firmware will include parental controls, however the leaked screenshots show no way of filtering websites--- only on/off switches for Safari and some other features.
     
  13. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    He's right. If you look at the Alexa rank for websites in the top 500 or 1000, many of them are porn. Porn makes up a vast majority of the internet.
     
  14. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Isn't it past your bedtime? LOL No I'm serious! :p
     
  15. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Parental Controls are too general...now if Websense or something was allowed to make a plug-in for Safari, then at least the child could still use the internet whilst being restricted.
     

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