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(Gawker)   Apple has no interest in allowing you to email your friends about barely legal teens   (gawker.com) divider line 97
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2013-03-03 03:15:28 PM  
And like Fark comment threads, several people disprove the premise of the article, while the rest ignore their posts and gripe about the headline subject.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-03 04:07:37 PM  
I don't care. Will my email about guaranteed 14 year old first time amateur virgin whores get through?
 
2013-03-03 04:29:59 PM  

ZAZ: I don't care. Will my email about guaranteed 14 year old first time amateur virgin whores get through?


If you CC the FBI, I'm sure you'll get results before you know it.
 
2013-03-03 04:46:58 PM  
Apple should stop pushing their conservative religious beliefs on the rest of us.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-03 05:01:17 PM  
If you CC the FBI, I'm sure you'll get results before you know it.

People used to put email addresses for the FCC and FTC in contexts where bots would harvest addresses for spam. The theory was, spammers would target the head of the FTC who would be outraged and annihilate them. The practice was, .gov addresses were usually immune from spam.  I would like the trick to have worked. I doubt it helped.
 
2013-03-03 05:11:01 PM  
What else does Apple not want us to read about?  "Tea Party Rally"?
 
2013-03-03 05:19:08 PM  
It even looks into PDFs?  So, if you PDFed a book you bought, they might delete it as a POSSIBLY illegal copy?
 
2013-03-03 05:27:51 PM  
I have a problem with others deciding what is good for me, without asking my opinion. I also have a problem with technology being able to censor my mail even if I use a 'hot term' out of context.

Admittedly, the current technology is wonderful and, to me, nearly magical but far too many users know enough about it to realize how severely their privacy can be invaded by others for any reason they choose.

I dislike it when companies decide to protect me from myself. I also have a problem with companies deciding they can help themselves to my personal information and web browsing without my permission.

Didn't Apple, with the iPod, develop a way for you to buy and download music -- which then expired after a period of time and could not be downloaded or copied to any other media? (I could be wrong here, but I dimly recall something about that. I don't own or use iPods.)

Later on, I read about cell phones with GPS, being able to be turned on remotely to track the owner. It was for our own good. Then laptops popped up with built in webcam's that a hacker could activate and peer into your home so long as your system was turned on and connected to the internet.

So long as people have power over you, it can and will be abused.
 
2013-03-03 05:58:21 PM  
Maybe they're not deleting the emails.  Maybe they're just delaying them a month in case the emails contain an idea and Apple needs a head start with the patent office.
 
2013-03-03 07:04:34 PM  
Good thing I tweet about that sort of thing.

#16yearoldboobies
 
2013-03-03 07:47:26 PM  

Rik01: Didn't Apple, with the iPod, develop a way for you to buy and download music -- which then expired after a period of time and could not be downloaded or copied to any other media? (I could be wrong here, but I dimly recall something about that. I don't own or use iPods.)


No. ITMS has always been, you buy it and its yours and stays on your computer/iPod whatever forever. No expiration date was ever part of the deal.
 
2013-03-03 07:50:30 PM  
This is exactly what you should expect when you outsource control of your data to third parties and your only criteria is "I don't need to know how this stuff works...let's find the shiniest box!"
 
2013-03-03 07:52:09 PM  
The penis enlargement stuff will still go through, though, right?
 
2013-03-03 07:52:33 PM  

ZAZ: I don't care. Will my email about guaranteed 14 year old first time amateur virgin whores get through?


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-03 07:54:54 PM  
www.luerzersarchive.com
/ironic
 
2013-03-03 07:56:32 PM  

Rik01: I have a problem with others deciding what is good for me, without asking my opinion. I also have a problem with technology being able to censor my mail even if I use a 'hot term' out of context.


"Bob: I have completed the investigation into Ted's web browsing, and I think we've got a problem. The IT department's internet usage logs show that on Friday, between 1:19 pm and 4:22 pm, he visited 11 different websites with names such as "barely legal teens in elephant masks," "naked zookeepers feed sisal to wombats," and "nude Latvian housewife shaves yak." This is particularly troublesome, insofar as Ted was in the operating room, performing a cardiac bypass at the time. I'm inclined to fire him, but won't do so unless you respond to this e-mail that it's ok to do so. Thanks."

"P.S. Just to be sure, I checked -- 'shaves yak' was not a euphemism."
 
2013-03-03 07:57:44 PM  
FTFA:
Apple's iCloud email service has a neat trick: instead of relegating emails that contains phrases like "barely legal teens" to your spam folder, it simply doesn't deliver your message.

You mean like a POP filter that's been around for over a decade? Is there no end to what can be claimed as innovative?
 
2013-03-03 07:59:55 PM  
Being a nerd, I often see things and attribute an alignment to them.  Whenever I experience any of Apple's products or read about them in the media (or witness their followers) -- I immediately think: Lawful Evil.

At this point, I'm completely convinced they're textbook examples of LE.  Control people with lies and deceit, yet do it with intelligence and competence.  Now, I mostly wonder which layer of Hell their front office is based out of.
 
2013-03-03 08:00:34 PM  
Barely legal is still legal, nonetheless.
 
2013-03-03 08:01:28 PM  
Ihate Icrap.
 
2013-03-03 08:02:50 PM  

St_Francis_P: And like Fark comment threads, several people disprove the premise of the article, while the rest ignore their posts and gripe about the headline subject.


You're just a barely legal teen apologist.
 
2013-03-03 08:03:33 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Rik01: Didn't Apple, with the iPod, develop a way for you to buy and download music -- which then expired after a period of time and could not be downloaded or copied to any other media? (I could be wrong here, but I dimly recall something about that. I don't own or use iPods.)

No. ITMS has always been, you buy it and its yours and stays on your computer/iPod whatever forever. No expiration date was ever part of the deal.


Tell that to the people that bought Siri before Apple decided to integrate it.
 
2013-03-03 08:04:07 PM  
Sucks to be that person writing a thesis about the phenomenon of the "barely legal teens". Months or years of work disappearing for no good reason.
 
2013-03-03 08:07:58 PM  

phrawgh: Barely legal is still legal, nonetheless.


Yeah, why aren't people supporting the rights of eighteen-and-a-day year old girls to make money showing their firm, nubile jubblies to anyone who wants to pay for the privilege?   For god's sake -- they're adults!  This is flat-out suppression of the economic recovery, this is.
 
2013-03-03 08:09:07 PM  
Why does Apple have a problem with kids who were born just north of the Rio Grande 13+ years ago?
 
2013-03-03 08:09:16 PM  

Rik01: I have a problem with others deciding what is good for me, without asking my opinion. I also have a problem with technology being able to censor my mail even if I use a 'hot term' out of context.


Years ago I started a blog called "Killing Trees" on an writing industry site.  One day the blog was locked and set to 'adult content' since the title tripped some automated violence-filter.  A moderator looked at the situation and agreed with the filter -- any use of the word 'killing' was a depiction of violence and not allowed in any way, even in a common writing term.  Other not-necessarily-violent words that tripped their filter were 'beat', 'smash', and 'punch'.

Their site, their rules.  I went somewhere else where the mods understood such radical concepts as "context".

Harder to get away from Apple.
 
2013-03-03 08:09:34 PM  
Doesn't "barely legal teens" mean 18 year-olds?

If they were 13-17, they wouldn't be legal (in most states).

If they were 19, then they're not "barely" legal as they've been legal for over a year.

18 is the only teen year that fits all of the criteria.
 
2013-03-03 08:11:23 PM  

lordargent: Doesn't "barely legal teens" mean 18 year-olds?

If they were 13-17, they wouldn't be legal (in most states).

If they were 19, then they're not "barely" legal as they've been legal for over a year.

18 is the only teen year that fits all of the criteria.


Right. Either you are legal or you're not. And I just emailed a string of them to my Mac account without complaint.
 
2013-03-03 08:12:44 PM  
Passworded zip files. That's how management send their porn attachments to each other at work.
 
2013-03-03 08:17:06 PM  
Bob Down: Dropbox Passworded zip files. That's how management send their porn attachments to each other at work.

/what century do you live in - the last?
 
2013-03-03 08:19:44 PM  

RickN99: Rik01: I have a problem with others deciding what is good for me, without asking my opinion. I also have a problem with technology being able to censor my mail even if I use a 'hot term' out of context.

Years ago I started a blog called "Killing Trees" on an writing industry site.  One day the blog was locked and set to 'adult content' since the title tripped some automated violence-filter.  A moderator looked at the situation and agreed with the filter -- any use of the word 'killing' was a depiction of violence and not allowed in any way, even in a common writing term.  Other not-necessarily-violent words that tripped their filter were 'beat', 'smash', and 'punch'.

Their site, their rules.  I went somewhere else where the mods understood such radical concepts as "context".

Harder to get away from Apple.


So their filter would nix "To Kill a Mockingbird"? Brilliant!
 
2013-03-03 08:21:01 PM  
Like on of the commenters, I just sent myself an email with the subject "Barely legal teens" and the body repeating it 3 times. Showed up in my icloud inbox in about 2 seconds.

But of course Apple is evil.
 
2013-03-03 08:22:05 PM  
This thread is seriously lacking in the barely legal teens dept.

hflol.com
 
2013-03-03 08:23:21 PM  
^^^ Got damn I say GOT DAMN!
 
2013-03-03 08:27:40 PM  

vygramul: It even looks into PDFs?  So, if you PDFed a book you bought, they might delete it as a POSSIBLY illegal copy?


Any e-mail system today - whether it be a enterprise product like IronMail or a consumer product like gmail - looks inside any piece of content (pdf, zip, etc).  It how it figures out if the content is malware or not.  I've configured enterprise mail systems to quarantine or alert on encrypted messages so we can keep tabs on what are dear trusted employees are doing.

/what's true of Apple is true of gmail, hotmail (outlook.com), etc.
//if you really care about getting all your mail unmolested - run your own SMTP server
 
2013-03-03 08:27:48 PM  

Uzzah: "Bob: I have completed the investigation into Ted's web browsing, and I think we've got a problem. The IT department's internet usage logs show that on Friday, between 1:19 pm and 4:22 pm, he visited 11 different websites with names such as "barely legal teens in elephant masks," "naked zookeepers feed sisal to wombats," and "nude Latvian housewife shaves yak." This is particularly troublesome, insofar as Ted was in the operating room, performing a cardiac bypass at the time. I'm inclined to fire him, but won't do so unless you respond to this e-mail that it's ok to do so. Thanks."

"P.S. Just to be sure, I checked -- 'shaves yak' was not a euphemism."


Well, be fair.  Nobody likes a shaggy yak, now do they?
 
2013-03-03 08:30:34 PM  

rebelyell2006: writing a thesis about the phenomenon of the "barely legal teens"


It's not that complicated:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-03 08:31:42 PM  
But...but....my NAME is Bare Lee Legalteens!
 
2013-03-03 08:33:04 PM  
What's a barely legal teen?


*waits for pics in thread*
 
2013-03-03 08:35:41 PM  
Is that why all my emails containing links to torrent files of jailbait modeling sites were never received???
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-03 08:40:22 PM  
rebelyell2006: Sucks to be that person writing a thesis about the phenomenon of the "barely legal teens". Months or years of work disappearing for no good reason.

I heard a tale of processing woe in college.

A student was writing his thesis. He had a file for the introduction, conclusion, and so forth, and in addition to the beginning and end matter had a big file for the core of the work. One night most of his thesis disappeared.

Disk space was precious in those days. When Unix programs crashed they tended to leave behind large files named "core." The system would delete such files as junk.  The lesson was, don't name valuable files core.
 
2013-03-03 08:42:32 PM  
As someone who works in messaging security I can say that it is not at all uncommon. It's a little different because many of these are personal accounts, but when it comes to filtering spam for business communications its unlikely that phrases like 'barely legal teens', 'russian lolitas' or 'she'll love your throbbing p3n!s' have much professional value. Most of these would be dropped outright.  Emails with words like 'boobs' and 'cock' would probably just get the message sent to quarantine.

For every person who complains about not getting a specific email there are five who would complain about getting it.
 
2013-03-03 08:45:32 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Apple should stop pushing their conservative religious beliefs on the rest of us.


Yeah, and they're also lobbying the US government to legalize gay marriage. Stay out of our politics!
 
2013-03-03 08:51:08 PM  
Proof once again, that Apple doesn't respect its devoted cult members enough to let them do ANY thinking for themselves...

Just think, even an email discussing this issue would get deleted, since it contains the phrase.
 
2013-03-03 08:52:03 PM  
It's is Apple's job to parent their customers. They cannot be exposed to naughty things.

When Apple customers grow up they graduate to the real internet.
 
2013-03-03 08:53:20 PM  
Just one more reason not to buy apple products.  Apple can suck my dick.  I happen to like barely legal teens.
 
2013-03-03 08:53:22 PM  
NOM

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-03 08:53:23 PM  
SpdrJay: But...but....my NAME is Bare Lee Legalteens!

There's a Farker who one of the mods used to call by the nickname "Mr. Post" because his real login is on Fark's unsayable words list. Many other filtered login names got cleaned up around 2003, like some with the word that filters to fark.
 
2013-03-03 08:56:11 PM  
"'beat', 'smash', and 'punch'"

Jument: So their filter would nix "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

Super Smash Bros
Mike Tyson's Punch Out
Feel the Beat

etc
 
2013-03-03 08:59:03 PM  

gingerjet: vygramul: It even looks into PDFs?  So, if you PDFed a book you bought, they might delete it as a POSSIBLY illegal copy?

Any e-mail system today - whether it be a enterprise product like IronMail or a consumer product like gmail - looks inside any piece of content (pdf, zip, etc).  It how it figures out if the content is malware or not.  I've configured enterprise mail systems to quarantine or alert on encrypted messages so we can keep tabs on what are dear trusted employees are doing.

/what's true of Apple is true of gmail, hotmail (outlook.com), etc.
//if you really care about getting all your mail unmolested - run your own SMTP server


It's one thing to look for malware. I understand that.

/ I DO run my own mail server
 
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