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Apple’s Anti-Sexting Patent Approved

Apple is trying to prevent teen sexting by replacing inappropriate text messages with pictures of a shirtless Steve Jobs. Part of this story is true, I made the other part up.

Seems pretty basic–it’s a patent for censoring text messages. It’s kind of like those personal television censors that bleep out “objectionable” words and replace them with safe alternatives (they usually use the closed-caption text in order to figure out which words are objectionable, so this is very similar). Perfect for parents who like to control every inch of their children’s lives.


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