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(Gawker)   Apple has no interest in allowing you to email your friends about barely legal teens   (gawker.com) divider line 24
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16967 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Mar 2013 at 7:47 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-03-03 07:59:55 PM  
4 votes:
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 07:56:32 PM  
4 votes:

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 07:54:54 PM  
3 votes:
www.luerzersarchive.com
/ironic
2013-03-03 03:15:28 PM  
3 votes:
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.
2013-03-03 07:50:30 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:46:58 PM  
2 votes:
Apple should stop pushing their conservative religious beliefs on the rest of us.
2013-03-04 04:48:52 AM  
1 votes:
Apple sent everyone an email about this policy and has no idea why none of you got it.
2013-03-04 01:08:35 AM  
1 votes:
I found out my employer is (or at least was) running an email monitoring program quite by accident when I sent an email that contained the word "nipple", as in "chase nipple", a standard electrical conduit fitting.  I got a message that my email contained potentially offensive or inappropriate content. I found out later it doesn't like the term "bastard" as in "bastard file". And for some odd reason, it really didn't like the word nybble. I have also managed to piss IT off by sending the words tits and boobies even though they were used in a proper ornithological context. They have gone so far as to accuse me of doing this on purpose.

And they are right. ;-)
2013-03-03 10:15:47 PM  
1 votes:

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.


In actual practice, "barely legal" appears to mean 30-year-olds with ponytails acting like kids.
2013-03-03 09:11:07 PM  
1 votes:
meanwhile 'barely teens' gets by unfiltered.
2013-03-03 08:53:22 PM  
1 votes:
NOM

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2013-03-03 08:51:08 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:27:40 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:22:05 PM  
1 votes:
This thread is seriously lacking in the barely legal teens dept.

hflol.com
2013-03-03 08:09:16 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:09:07 PM  
1 votes:
Why does Apple have a problem with kids who were born just north of the Rio Grande 13+ years ago?
2013-03-03 08:07:58 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:04:07 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:00:34 PM  
1 votes:
Barely legal is still legal, nonetheless.
2013-03-03 07:57:44 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:47:26 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:27:51 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:19:08 PM  
1 votes:
It even looks into PDFs?  So, if you PDFed a book you bought, they might delete it as a POSSIBLY illegal copy?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-03 05:01:17 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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