500px returns to the Apple App Store with three fixes

500px returns to the Apple App Store with three fixes
A few days ago, after complaints that pornographic images had showed up on photographic website 500px, Apple removed the popular app from the App Store. Now, the popular site has returned after 500px made some changes that were requested by Apple. The first change prevents those naughty users from searching for explicit photographs. Those who search for the terms "porn" or "nudity" will receive zero responses. Also, there is now a way for users to report inappropriate pictures, and the app currently has a new age rating of 17+.

COO Evgeny Tchebotarev said that once Apple removed the site, his team worked closely with the manufacturer in order to get 500px returned to the App Store as fast as possible. Although the site had been on the App Store for a number of years, last week Apple released a statement about the pornography and mentioned that there were complaints of images involving child pornography which gave Apple no other option but to remove the site. Tchebotarev also added that Apple has not turned over to him any evidence of child pornography on 500px and has also failed to show him evidence of the offensive pictures that Apple mentioned in its statement last week.

500px does not allow pornography on its site and will renove the account of those who post it. Still, the site does allow "photos of an artistic nature that contain nudity." Meanwhile, the Android version of the app was never affected.

source: iTunes via GIGaom

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5 Comments

1. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i really adore apple's app store, even though is super duper restricted but it is for user's security anyways... you really cant find some explicit app on it! and most of it are virus free...

2. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

hope you wont thumb me down coz its the reality of apple app store

7. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

This is a classic case of Apple bullying app developers and companies. So now iOS users can have the app only without the good stuff :) anyways i dont even use the app or heard about it before this...i just google an image I like and set it as wallpaper :)

3. thelegend6657 unregistered

The android version is buggy as hell

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I went on their site. Theres no any kind of pornography. I only see a hot woman in a bikini thats bout it.

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