Daily Archives: October 13, 2010

Texting Censorship, by Apple (of Course)

On Tuesday, Apple received a patent they applied for in 2008. Officially titled “Text-based Communication Control for Personal Communication Device,” the patent describes the way Apple plans to help parents rid their children’s text messages of “objectionable content.” Many people believe this patent is geared to stop one thing: “sexting.”

Essentially, the new feature would allow the user of a phone to determine what content is “objectionable” to them and censor that content in future text messages. When said content is discovered in a text message, the objectionable words will be removed or the text will simply not be sent.… Continue reading