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I despise this company more and more every day.

"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."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/23/tech/mobile/apple-nude-photo-app/index.html




Jan 24, 2013 at 05:08 PM
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Aaron D wrote:
I despise this company more and more every day.



Apple or 500px?



Jan 24, 2013 at 05:40 PM
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Definitely phonographic!

http://500px.com/photo/23939307?from=popular
And those bitches are definitely under age!

Appalling and disgusting!



Jan 24, 2013 at 05:49 PM
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dcains wrote:
Apple or 500px?


Apple of course. I mean come on. A site that has as many visitors as that and they say "We also received customer complaints about possible child pornography." I'm pretty sure that the Feds would have shut it down long ago if this were the case. And why the hell are Apple customers complaining to Apple about "possible child pornography". Last I checked, Apple wasn't responsible for the prosecution of such crimes. Or any for that matter. I do find it amusing though that their (Apple) stock dropped about 10% earlier today. I find it odd it happened at the same time as this. Coincidence?


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Definitely phonographic!

http://500px.com/photo/23939307?from=popular
And those bitches are definitely under age!

Appalling and disgusting!


LMAO Bif!



Jan 25, 2013 at 01:03 AM
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I find it odd it happened at the same time as this. Coincidence?


Apple stock fell over investor's concern that sales of the iPhone are going to be flat. Apple's investors could hardly care about Apple removing one app.

The significance in this story is only that it is another example of the inconsistency in the review of apps by Apple.



Jan 25, 2013 at 01:19 AM
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So I assume Safari will be removed from all Apple devices asap right?


Jan 25, 2013 at 01:32 AM
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Apple of course. I mean come on. A site that has as many visitors as that and they say "We also received customer complaints about possible child pornography." I'm pretty sure that the Feds would have shut it down long ago if this were the case. And why the hell are Apple customers complaining to Apple about "possible child pornography". Last I checked, Apple wasn't responsible for the prosecution of such crimes. Or any for that matter. I do find it amusing though that their (Apple) stock dropped about 10% earlier today. I find it odd it happened at
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Ah, it's all so clear to me now - thanks.



Jan 25, 2013 at 03:09 AM
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I despise this company more and more every day.

OK, why? Did the late Steve Jobs personally destroy your PC, or are you offended how a successful business operates unlike the other Fortune 500 corporations which includes Bank of America and Exxon Mobile? 500X appears to be a quality photo site that had some questionable content inserted that apparently even they weren't aware of until Apple called it to their attention. I think Apple acted responsibly, and re-stressed their clean content guidelines. Nude photos are sometimes posted on FM even though users are supposed to provide a link, not post directly. Despite those rare incidents we keep coming back because most of us are grown-ups. We don't get all hung about things like witnessing Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" five years ago. Leave the fake outrage to that group of individuals who supposedly represent the people in Congress.



Jan 25, 2013 at 04:02 AM
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Apple stock fell over investor's concern that sales of the iPhone are going to be flat. Apple's investors could hardly care about Apple removing one app.

The significance in this story is only that it is another example of the inconsistency in the review of apps by Apple.


I was being somewhat sarcastic. Anybody with half a brain, or in my case a third of one, would know this isn't why.

I don't agree with your opinion about Apples inconsistency in reviewing apps. See next comment...



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So I assume Safari will be removed from all Apple devices asap right?


Exactly. As well as Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Dolphin, etc being removed as apps also. You know, since a browser can take us to the interwebs where there is an over abundance of inappropriate photographs.

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OK, why? Did the late Steve Jobs personally destroy your PC, or are you offended how a successful business operates unlike the other Fortune 500 corporations which includes Bank of America and Exxon Mobile? 500X appears to be a quality photo site that had some questionable content inserted that apparently even they weren't aware of until Apple called it to their attention. I think Apple acted responsibly, and re-stressed their clean content guidelines. Nude photos are sometimes posted on FM even though users are supposed to provide a link, not post directly. Despite those rare incidents we keep coming back
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Well, I could ask "why" it seems that you are jumping to Apples defense and and assume that you are an Apple fanboy. But I won't. I respect you and any opinions you may have in regards to their business ethics and corresponding products. But it doesn't mean I have to agree with them. I really don't need to give a reason as to why I don't like Apple, but in answer to your question, my own personal reasons. Mainly because of the pompous arrogancy in which Mr Jobs ran his company. While this type of persona usually makes a company boatloads of cash, Mr Jobs' original "idea" that made Apple what it is today, wasn't his own. He more-or-less took someone else's idea. He didn't come up with the idea of the mouse, nor the graphical user interface. Xerox did. And much of the same can be said for Mr. Gates, who's company I don't care for either. But those are other stories altogether and I digress.

I certainly don't agree that "Apple acted responsibly, and re-stressed their clean content guidelines." If this were the case, they should have pulled all browser apps, and any other apps that allow the end user to access the internet content of their choice. Just because Apple may possibly help China with censoring and filtering internet content on Apple devices (which I've read they do but who knows), doesn't mean it should be done here in the US. I'm sorry, but that infringes on my rights IMO. It's like people who complain about a certain type of music a radio station plays. Well, if you don't like it, change the channel. In this case, don't visit that site. Plain and simple. Now as far as the child pornography issue is concerned, anyone involved with that should be subjected to the types of torture that are only imaginable. The types of things that I will not type into words. If you have children too, I think you know what I mean. But if this type of material exists, or has existed, on 500px, I would hope the site's administrators and moderators would remove it immediately and forward the IP used for posting said content to the proper authorities. I've co-admin'd a large website before. Looking up, and banning, the IPs of users isn't hard to do.




Jan 25, 2013 at 05:10 AM
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Apple hasn't been Apple since Steve got sick. Their policies and directions in software design (at least for the OS X system) all changed. And IMO changed for the worse. I could see it early on.


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Well, I could ask "why" it seems that you are jumping to Apples defense and and assume that you are an Apple fanboy. But I won't.

OK, but you did. Answering a question with a question then denying that you said it. Funny.

I really don't need to give a reason as to why I don't like Apple, but in answer to your question, my own personal reasons. Mainly because of the pompous arrogancy in which Mr Jobs ran his company. While this type of persona usually makes a company boatloads of cash, Mr Jobs' original "idea" that made Apple what it is today, wasn't his own. He more-or-less took someone else's idea. He didn't come up with the idea of the mouse, nor the graphical user interface. Xerox did. And much of the same can be said for Mr. Gates, who's company I...Show more

Exactly, Mr. Gates. In 1980 IBM gave Bill Gates & Microsoft a contract to develop software for their first PC. The fact is that Gates didn't write that software. He bought an existing software program QDOS for $50K and renamed it MS-DOS. He collected a royalty on every PC sold. Gates is worth $160 billion. If you are a man of your convictions it would stand to reason that you would not use a PC either. Most ground-breaking inventions like the telephone, or the practical use for electricity develop over time. If a company can pull it all together like Apple or Microsoft did, good for them. They haven't broken any laws and they pay enough taxes to help keep America running.

Your Chinese rant essentially sums up nothing, it's not even a point of reference. The fact that Apple agrees with you that their app offerings will not tolerate a link to child porn, or even nudity says a lot about enforcing their moral values. 500X needs to clean up it's act, not Apple.

For those who feel it is their obligation to blash Apple for little or no reason because they don't agree with their business practices, save your intolerance for those who brought you the Great Recession and got away with puny fines and no jail time. Get your corporate injustices in the correct order.





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Aaron D wrote:
I don't agree with your opinion about Apples inconsistency in reviewing apps.



At least Christina Warren at Mashable agrees.



Jan 25, 2013 at 03:35 PM
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OK, but you did. Answering a question with a question then denying that you said it. Funny.


My apologies if you thought I did, but I didn't. I mean, you want to nit pick, no where did I technically ask the question, "Why are you so concerned about my personal opinions towards Apple and why are you defending them? They have lawyers and spokespeople for that." Beginning to think you're just trolling now...I'll elaborate towards the end.



I really don't need to give a reason as to why I don't like Apple, but in answer to your question, my own personal reasons. Mainly because of the pompous arrogancy in which Mr Jobs ran his company. While this type of persona usually makes a company boatloads of cash, Mr Jobs' original "idea" that made Apple what it is today, wasn't his own. He more-or-less took someone else's idea. He didn't come up with the idea of the mouse, nor the graphical user interface. Xerox did. And much of the same can be said for Mr. Gates, who's company I...Show more

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Exactly, Mr. Gates. In 1980 IBM gave Bill Gates & Microsoft a contract to develop software for their first PC. The fact is that Gates didn't write that software. He bought an existing software program QDOS for $50K and renamed it MS-DOS. He collected a royalty on every PC sold. Gates is worth $160 billion. If you are a man of your convictions it would stand to reason that you would not use a PC either. Most ground-breaking inventions like the telephone, or the practical use for electricity develop over time. If a company can pull it all together
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You do have a bit of a point. But if it makes you feel better, I despise Thomas Edison too for his questionable work ethic when it comes to Nikola Tesla. And maybe I don't use a PC. For all you know, I'm posting this from an IBM 1401 that runs FORTRAN. You sir are the one making assumptions. And correction, Gates' net worth is only around $60B. And lets not forget that if it weren't for Gates and MS, Apple would probably not exist today. Gates invested $150 million into Apple back in the 90's. A bad business decision IMO. But I suppose that he didn't want to become bored competing with himself.

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Your Chinese rant essentially sums up nothing, it's not even a point of reference. The fact that Apple agrees with you that their app offerings will not tolerate a link to child porn, or even nudity says a lot about enforcing their moral values. 500X needs to clean up it's act, not Apple.


No, it sums up a lot. Communism. Just because Apple is enforcing their values, doesn't mean everyone feels the same or wants the same. Who are they to decide what people can, and can not, view? Apple has a long history of being a control freak when it comes to their products. Unlike my cable modem, no where on an Apple product is there a sticker that says "This product is property of Company X and is subject to... ". If this is your view, then you must not have a problem with the American government infringing on your First Amendment rights. Or even taking them away all together for that matter.

borderlight wrote:
For those who feel it is their obligation to blash Apple for little or no reason because they don't agree with their business practices, save your intolerance for those who brought you the Great Recession and got away with puny fines and no jail time. Get your corporate injustices in the correct order.


Remember above where I said I think you're trolling and I would elaborate? This is the second time you've chosen to rant about our countries politics. Completely unrelated to the thread topic, but yet you have found a way to insert something political at the end of your posts.


DanBrown wrote:
At least Christina Warren at Mashable agrees.


Maybe I misread something in the original post Dan. I'll have to reread it. I was multitasking at the time on my sixty year old IBM. You know how these old computers can be.



Jan 25, 2013 at 06:59 PM
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"Why are you so concerned about my personal opinions towards Apple and why are you defending them? They have lawyers and spokespeople for that."

I was just curious about a person who "despises" a corporation that has had zero effect on his life other than it's presence. It's got to be more than bad boy Steve Jobs who, if alive, wouldn't know you from Adam. You even "despise" Thomas Jefferson for his questionable work ethic. Wow! How about Washington, or Mother Therasa? They must be slackers too, right?

No, it sums up a lot. Communism. Just because Apple is enforcing their values, doesn't mean everyone feels the same or wants the same. Who are they to decide what people can, and can not, view? Apple has a long history of being a control freak when it comes to their products. Unlike my cable modem, no where on an Apple product is there a sticker that says "This product is property of Company X and is subject to... ". If this is your view, then you must not have a problem with the American government infringing on your First Amendment...Show more

Ah, an idealist. I thought in America I was entitled to my view, not those unstated or assumed, even if it doesn't coincide with yours. Taking your "cable modem" reasoning it would seem that you would never display a copyright symbol on your pictures because that would be too "control freaky".

It's funny that when I chose to respond to your line of reasoning I am a "troll" but when you choose to respond to mine you aren't. Why don't we just agree to disagree. You stick with your despicable corporation and founding father arguments, and I just won't care.



Jan 25, 2013 at 08:55 PM
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You sir have no idea what effect Apple may have on my life. Thomas Jefferson? Founding father arguments? Where did I post any of that? Did you even read my post in it's entirety? I said Edison vs Tesla. I never once mentioned a "founding father" or anything remotely close for that matter.

You are entitled to your view, as much as the next guy. But if you want people to be entitled to their view, they why don't you see a problem with Apple forcing their views and beliefs on others, thus not allowing them to have their own views and opinions?

Displaying a copyright notice on ones work is completely different than telling someone what they can and can not do with a piece of equipment they legally purchased. When one purchases artwork, whether it be photos or music or movies, that person is buying the rights to use, view, listen to that work. They aren't purchasing the work itself, only the right to use it. This is completely different than buying a piece of equipment outright and being told what you can, and can not, do with it. It would be like Canon selling you a camera and then saying you can't use it to take certain types (ie Landscape) photographs. This is a far more accurate analogy than your copyright example.

And yes trolling. You have been assuming and putting words in my mouth from the beginning that I never once mentioned. You've made it very clear that you are incapable of having any type of semi-intellectual debate in a mature fashion. Whether it be serious or otherwise. Good day sir!



Jan 25, 2013 at 10:06 PM
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Aaron, back again, sir. You're right about the Jefferson comment. I misread exactly what you despise. To be clear, you said you also despise Thomas Edison, but only as it applies to his work ethic in relation Testa. I thought Edison invented close to everything, but now I find out that Testa was his surrogate work ethic. I don't know how only part of Edison's work ethic was removed, or how that would work, but obscure talking points always fascinate me. Other than that, I really need to return to my previous ending comment -- I don't care.









Jan 25, 2013 at 11:42 PM
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I don't really understand all of the debate, but isn't that 500pixels just a website? What difference does it make how one accesses it?

EBH



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Other than that, I really need to return to my previous ending comment -- I don't care.



I despise you for not caring



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I despise you for not caring

Yes, Despicable Me. At least I am among good company, you know, like Steve Jobs & Thomas Edison. It's all downhill from there. But seriously, I still don't care that you care to despise me.... as long as my work ethic is never challenged.



Jan 26, 2013 at 02:52 PM
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EB-1 wrote:
I don't really understand all of the debate, but isn't that 500pixels just a website? What difference does it make how one accesses it?

EBH


I suppose in the end, being able to access it is all that matters. But as a society, the more and more we let big companies, and government, impose on our freedoms by deciding "what's best for us", the more and more it will continue to happen. Fortunately I don't own any Apple stock. Better IMO than supporting some fad company that continues to try and dictate what I'm not allowed to do.

Sony did something similar a few years ago with it's Playstation 3 console. With the first couple of revisions of the console, users could install Linux as the consoles operating system. Well, when Sony put an end to that back around 2009, users had a fit. "I paid for it, I should be able to put what I want on it." Sony never officially said why it did this, but the timing coincided with the consoles master encryption key algorithm being cracked. Ironically enough, it was the same guy that's responsible for jailbreaking the iPhone, George Hotz. I boycotted Sony (yet again) when they took this great feature away and haven't bought another PS3 since. I got rid of all my Apple computing products years ago as well. The last ones I owned were a PowerBook 540c and PowerBook 1400c. I will say that the active displays were beautiful on those. They should've been for what they cost me, lol. Not easy money back in the mid 90's when I was 17 and 19.

I'm curious why there's a DeviantArt app for Apple products available on the "App Store". Wonder why the Apple fanboys haven't cried over this one. Probably too busy trying to figure out how to hold their iPhone so they can get reception to find more things to cry about. You ever seen the smut that "photographers" try passing off as legitimate nude art on DA? I mean, I realize the definition of art is subjective. Different people consider different things art. I'm not personally offended by nude art, porn, etc at all. We were all born naked after all and I enjoy a beautiful female figure as much as the next guy. Besides, don't these overpriced Apple products have parental controls of some kind? And as a society, what happened to the best parental control of all time? Quality parenting.



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