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Twitter's Vine Editor's Pick Showcases Porn, Apple Retaliates

By - Source: The Verge | B 16 comments

Twitter app allows users to share six-second looping video clips.

It seems after Vine, the video-sharing app that allows Twitter users to share six-second looping video clips was launched, a pornographic video was briefly showcased on the app's "Editor Pick" list.

The clip appeared momentarily, but it was spotted before it was swiftly taken down. A video sporting the "I love NY" logo is currently the top editor's pick.

The clip itself was protected by an NSFW filter, with users having to click on the screen to view the video.

"A human error resulted in a video with adult content becoming one of the videos in Editor's Picks, and upon realizing this mistake we removed the video immediately," said a Twitter representative. "We apologize to our users for the error."

Apple, which is known for its strict policy over adult content and nudity, responded by removing Vine from the 'Editor's Choice' section of the iOS App Store. The company recently removed a popular photography application as it allegedly allowed easy access to nude photos.

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    soo-nah-mee , January 29, 2013 5:05 PM
    Thanks Apple for protecting me from all that harmful porn. I thoroughly enjoy being restricted in how I use my device. Freedom of choice is WAY overrated!
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    unoriginal1 , January 29, 2013 6:11 PM
    bak0nSince my 6 year old uses apple I'm glad to see such measures. If she wants to do stuff after she's out of my house, more power to her. But at 6, sorry, I don't want it fed through my supplied media.

    What is a 6 year old doing with an apple product? Correct me if im wrong but shouldn't she still be playing with Dolls and such.

    To each their own I suppose
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    fedelm , January 29, 2013 5:04 PM
    Go plough yourself, Apple.

    /Vernon Roche
  • 18 Hide
    soo-nah-mee , January 29, 2013 5:05 PM
    Thanks Apple for protecting me from all that harmful porn. I thoroughly enjoy being restricted in how I use my device. Freedom of choice is WAY overrated!
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    sliem , January 29, 2013 5:06 PM
    This is yesterday's news.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-33692_3-57566292-305/porn-permitted-on-twitters-vine-app/
    See?
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    IndignantSkeptic , January 29, 2013 5:20 PM
    I thought we defeated the Taliban. I will not buy Apple products if they sympathise with Taliban philosophy.
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    unoriginal1 , January 29, 2013 6:11 PM
    bak0nSince my 6 year old uses apple I'm glad to see such measures. If she wants to do stuff after she's out of my house, more power to her. But at 6, sorry, I don't want it fed through my supplied media.

    What is a 6 year old doing with an apple product? Correct me if im wrong but shouldn't she still be playing with Dolls and such.

    To each their own I suppose
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    soo-nah-mee , January 29, 2013 6:18 PM
    unoriginal1What is a 6 year old doing with an apple product? Correct me if im wrong but shouldn't she still be playing with Dolls and such.To each their own I suppose
    Nah, I have a four year old girl that used to have an iPod Touch (when she was three in fact), and now she has a Nabi 2 (Tegra 3 based 7" Android tablet for kids). There are so many educational games and apps for them.
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    thecolorblue , January 29, 2013 6:57 PM
    bak0nSince my 6 year old uses apple I'm glad to see such measures. If she wants to do stuff after she's out of my house, more power to her. But at 6, sorry, I don't want it fed through my supplied media.

    you're aware that by giving your 6 year old daughter a proprietary device like that you are setting her up to have everything she ever does throughout her entire life recorded... permanently... from the age of SIX no less. shame on you.

    this is sad.
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    extremepcs , January 29, 2013 8:05 PM
    Violent video games, no problem! Boobies? BANNED! Something is seriously wrong with the our moral views.
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    thecolorblue , January 29, 2013 8:15 PM
    bak0nSince my 6 year old uses apple I'm glad to see such measures. If she wants to do stuff after she's out of my house, more power to her. But at 6, sorry, I don't want it fed through my supplied media.

    you're on a tech site, perhaps you'd like to know a little of the harm you're doing to your 6 year old daughter when you give her a device that monitors and records everything she does, everywhere she goes, everything she searches for, and soon every text message, every picture taken, every voicemail via full-text transcripts, it is truly a nightmare.

    http://youtu.be/QOEMv0S8AcA?t=29m38s
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    soo-nah-mee , January 29, 2013 8:49 PM
    thecolorblueyou're on a tech site, perhaps you'd like to know a little of the harm you're doing to your 6 year old daughter when you give her a device that monitors and records everything she does, everywhere she goes, everything she searches for, and soon every text message, every picture taken, every voicemail via full-text transcripts, it is truly a nightmare. http://youtu.be/QOEMv0S8AcA?t=29m38s
    If you stop and use your brain for a second, you'd realize that no 6 year old with parents that are worth a damn have a Google or Apple account. They will be using an account in their parent's name while on the device. Big brother will not know that a child is using the device, nor will they likely give a shit.
    IMO, if you wait until a child is in their teens to give them a device to use, they will not only be clueless, but the novelty of the experience may encourage misuse.
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    abbadon_34 , January 29, 2013 9:38 PM
    Censorship is no replacement for parenting.
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    IndignantSkeptic , January 30, 2013 2:01 AM
    bak0nSince my 6 year old uses apple I'm glad to see such measures. If she wants to do stuff after she's out of my house, more power to her. But at 6, sorry, I don't want it fed through my supplied media.


    So because you are too lazy or dumb to set the parent lock on her device, you want millions of other people to be screwed over.
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    Darkk , January 30, 2013 3:26 AM
    That's ok. I've seen worse. The one time I went into the Apple store and picked up one of their newest iTouch being demoed out on the showroom floor. Scrolled around and then browsed through the pics only to find hardcore porn on the device. I showed it to one of the Apple workers there and she freaked out. She was like...OMG!!

    You would think they would block these type of connections from ever reaching their devices. Guess not.
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    olaf , January 30, 2013 4:41 AM
    Sigh American morality at its best, its ok to watch violence in tv and games or to zend an 18y old over seas to kill ppl but see a boob and go crazy. Glad you ppl left Europe. ;-)
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    guanyu210379 , January 30, 2013 7:48 AM
    U.S. Motto:
    - Kill: YES!
    - Sex: NO!
    - Parenting = NO!
    - Censorship = YES!

    Same on you!
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