Apple Pulls 500px Apps Over Nude Photos

Apple Pulls 500px Apps Over Nude Photos

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Apple has pulled the 500px photography apps from the App Store due to concerns about nude photos, according to a TechCrunch. COO Evgeny Tchebotarev told the site that combined the iPhone and iPad apps have already seen over 1 million downloads.

The Apple reviewer told the company that the update couldn’t be approved because it allowed users to search for nude photos in the app. This is correct to some extent, but 500px had actually made it tough to do so, explains Tchebotarev. New users couldn’t just launch the app and locate the nude images, he says, the way you can today on other social photo-sharing services like Instagram or Tumblr, for instance. Instead, the app defaulted to a “safe search” mode where these types of photos were hidden. To shut off safe search, 500px actually required its users to visit their desktop website and make an explicit change.

500px told Apple that it would make some changes to address the issue within a day; however, Apple decided to pull the apps anyways. The app had been in the App Store for 16 months before Apple took issue with it and does not allow pornographic images only artistic nudes.

Tchebotarev says the changes promised to Apple should be done now and are being submitted immediately.

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NoGoodNick - January 24, 2013 at 4:29pm
This means that NO photo sharing site is safe, because there's no way they can possibly monitor every single photo uploaded to their site. 500 is an excellent site, and it has MUCH less 'explicit' shots than does Flickr, but the various Flickr related apps have never been banned. Just glad I had to foresight to download it BEFORE they looked at it!
zafro - January 24, 2013 at 4:14pm
its good work apple....becaz why we are like Apples...! keep it up...100%
Tamas - January 24, 2013 at 10:05am
WTF? Following this logic Apple should remove all browsers/disable the internet too. This is just sick....
bla - January 23, 2013 at 7:25pm
I came to this news item expecting to see nude photos....I leave dissapointed
F4ID - January 23, 2013 at 12:15pm
wtf? then why do we need age restrictions for? sometimes apple really suck :/
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