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500px App taken off Apple App store. What about the other apps?

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As a 500px.com user the news this week that the 500px app was taken off the Apple App store with apple citing Nudity, which I wont disagree is available from the app, but if this was for the reason for taking down the app. Apple needs to start cleaning up.

What do i mean by this? Well its simple really if you are looking to take down apps which can supply images of nude people over there at Apple, you might want to start by taking down all the Web Browsers because I can (if i wanted to) find Nudity and other such things using them, far worse than 500px App can offer up with a search.

With close to 1 million downloads, the app disappeared by noon on 22 January. The night before, the 500px team held discussions with a member of the App Store review team after submitting an updated version of the app,  and was told the access to nude photos was breaking the rules.

Apple issued a detailed statement on the matter saying: “The app was removed from the App Store for featuring pornographic images and material, a clear violation of our guidelines. We also received customer complaints about possible child pornography. We’ve asked the developer to put safeguards in place to prevent pornographic images and material in their app.”

500px COO Evgeny Tchebotarev explained to TechCrunch that it was a difficult process to find nude photos in the app and couldn’t be done just by launching it.

This smacks of something more happening over at Apple, because if they are citing the 500px App there are other Apps which link into 500px available on the store which are still up and available for download. I’d even go as far as Apple may need to eat some humble pie post this all going down because this is not a small site, its the modern day equivalent to Flickr and its where all the hip and trendy photographers are hanging out.

Mark my words there is more to this than meats the eye

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This entry was posted on January 27, 2013 by in Apple, comment, ipad and tagged , , , , , , , , , .
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