Apple Censors Some Apps for Sex-Tinged Content

Apple has started banning many applications for its iPhone that feature sexually suggestive material, including photos of women in bikinis and lingerie, a move that came as an abrupt surprise to developers who had been profiting from such programs.The company’s decision to remove the applications from its App Store over the last few days indicates that it is not interested in giving up its tight control over the software available there, even as competitors like Google take a more hands-off approach.To read this report in The New York Times in full, see: see:Apple’s Ban on Sexy Apps is Selective
Apple has banned sexy apps from its app store — but the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit app, the Playboy app, and the FHM app (which features sexy “girl of the week” photos) are still hanging around.Last Thursday, Apple revealed a new policy for its app store: applications with “overtly sexual content” are no longer allowed. The policy was not officially announced, but rather relayed through an e-mail to app developer Jon Atherton, who sent it along to TechCrunch.

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