Apple's latest patent. Anti-Sexting

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  1. ImNoSuperMan

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  3. f e a r l e s s

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    I wonder how they'll censor face time...
     
  4. Eli

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    Probably just flat out disabling it, or maybe only enabling it for certain contacts. The parental controls in OSX (and in the iPhone to some extent) are REALLY good compared to what the competitors offer... So it's not surprising to see Apple taking this even farther.
     
  5. Booch138

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    Parental controls for the lose. Let kids get pregnant and ridden with STDs.
     
  6. kcur

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    There will always be a way to circumvent the system. Honestly, I bet anyone who gets stuck with this will just jailbreak their iPhone.
     
  7. MidianGTX

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    Well we've gotta have some way of killing off the idiots. If it weren't for technology they'd be dead anyway.

    Let's just hope it doesn't censor the word "Hello" for having hell in it, the way the US Playstation Home does.
     
  8. Booch138

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    I'm sure Apple will be a tad smarter about it than the PS Home. I mean to censor "Hello" cause it has "Hell" in it bad. Reminds me of all the words they censored in old PSO days. *laughs*

    But seriously. Censorship is retarded. I get it, but I hate it as an adult, and hated it as a kid. Back then we didn't really have "Sexting" though.
     
  9. Cilo

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    It already censors hell, always changes it into he'll - really annoying. Also sh** becomes shut. Is there an uncensor option I'm missing?
     
  10. lord-sam

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    What about sexual innuendos?

    And ways to get round, I.e. B00bs or t1ts. Send me a pic of ur (.)(.)
     
  11. Booch138

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    I tend to forget about all that. Especially with shit. It's always random as to what word it will chose. Either shot or shut. Makes no sense.
     
  12. Cilo

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    What makes no sense is how it doesn't autocorrect noe into now, wtf is noe anyway :mad:
     
  13. Booch138

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    hahahaha yeah. I really wish there was an option to change the words you want it to auto correct. As big of a complaint it is though, I doubt Apple will budge on it.
     
  14. MidianGTX

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    I just find it weird that you're effectively just censoring kids from themselves. If a kid types a swear word... he knows that word already, and obviously uses it in conversation. It's one thing to stop other things swearing at him, games, movies etc... but now you're trying to censor his own train of thought? What next, electric pants that zap you in the balls every time you think of nudity?

    ...come to think of it, that could be counter-productive.
     
  15. sammysin

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    I can't stand it when I'm trying to text the word "hell" and it changes it to "he'll".
     
  16. f e a r l e s s

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    Cyber STDs? Kinda hard to get pregnant over the Internet. Or can you??? :eek:
     
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    Totally possible. It's happened to me countless times. Cyber abortionz hurt.:confused:
     
  18. I don't really see a problem with this. If it gives parents more control over what their kids can and can't do then that's a good thing. It's no replacement for actually monitoring their children's activities and doing a little actual parenting, and kids will just employ creative spelling to get around the word filters, but whatever. It's not a bad thing anyway.
     
  19. Booch138

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    gtfo :rolleyes:

    hahahah jk man. I will be the parent of a teen in 12.5 years. We'll see how the subject at hand is answered by me then.
     
  20. Cilo

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    I could go for a good zap in the balls from time to time.
     

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