Apple Censors Barely Legal Teen From iCloud Emails, Attachments
Apple’s iCloud has seen better days as it’s still experiencing issues from its early-morning outage, and now we’re hearing reports of iCloud emails and attachments being censored.

According to Macworld, Apple’s iCloud email service has been caught deleting emails that contain the phrase “barely legal teen.” Two test emails were sent using personal iCloud accounts, the first one having the worlds “He’s a barely legal teenage driver” while the second email changed the order to a “barely a legal teenage driver.” The second email was delivered without any problems, but the first email that used the “barely legal teen” phrase is yet to be delivered.

Attachments are also met with the same undelivered fate as a screenplay PDF attachment had the words “barely legal teen” in it. Once the phrase was changed, the email was sent without any problems.

The phrase “barely legal teen” is often used to describe a pornography genre, but having it completely censored from being used within iCloud’s email service is a little extreme. We can think of a handful of legitimate reasons the phrase could be used in an email, although we know there are millions of other reasons why it could be used in the dirty sense. Regardless, if Apple wants us to trust their iCloud email service, they need to let us write whatever we want rather then enforce censoring.

This article was filed in Homepage > Apple and was tagged with censorship, email and icloud.
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