Nov 20, 2018

Tumblr removed from Apple app store over abuse images

Tumblr has been removed from Apple's app store because it let some users post images of child sexual abuse. In a statement it said the illegal images got through because its filters failed to spot them. Tumblr gave more details about why it was taken off Apple's store after being approached by tech news site Cnet with a claim that indecent images of children were the cause. In its statement, it said that all images uploaded to Tumblr pass through a database of "Known child sexual abuse material". "We immediately removed this content," it said, and added: "Content safeguards are a challenging aspect of operating scaled platforms."

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