Instagram puts the blame for its strict no nudity policy on Apple
posted by Alan F. / Oct 04, 2015, 8:29 PM
Because Instagram is looking for a wide audience, it needs to work with Apple's own regulations which prevent nudity on apps in the App Store, unless the specific apps are restricted to those 17 or older. If Instagram did not police itself and allowed nudity, it would prevent the app from being made available in the App Store to those under 17 (in theory).
What makes this difficult for Systrom, is that Instagram supports artistic freedom. But he admits that there are some tough calls that have to be made. It should be pointed out that pictures of breastfeeding women are allowed on Instagram, as are images of post-masectomy scarring. Other images of female nipples will continue to be removed from the app, so that those iOS users under 17 can still use Instagram.
Interestingly, Twitter carries a 4+ rating from Apple, even though you are apt to find some images on the site that would normally require a 17+ rating to see. While Twitter and Instagram are not exactly alike, Apple's treatment of both should be when it comes to nudity.
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Damn. Sliding into DMs just got a little more difficult.
posted on Oct 04, 2015, 8:36 PM 2
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What a pathetic, cowardly statement from the CEO to try to pass blame.
posted on Oct 04, 2015, 9:29 PM 4
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C'mon Apple, let em show that ass.
posted on Oct 04, 2015, 8:40 PM 14
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Reminds me of when the nearby city of Aberdeen banned nipples on the dancers. They had to wear pasties when performing. The city's slogan was "Aberdeen, The City Without Limits". One guy, don't remember who, made up a bunch of caps and shirts with the logo " Aberdeen, The City Without Nipples". He sold a ton of them.
posted on Oct 04, 2015, 9:38 PM 0
Oh so now your mad at at Apple?? Bad boy fanboy!! Your sure praise Apple on other articles here gee another #tag geek
posted on Oct 05, 2015, 12:18 AM 0
No you do!! This guy dj loves Apple than talks smack?? I've had Apple it sucks after i gave a try so I'm now back to android and proud of it and hate Apple people like dj talk smack and say android Copys Apple, no Apple Copys androids Apple would not be where they are or have there ideas, android was here before Apple was Apple copied the finger scanner from Samsung as a example and a UI from android too
posted on Oct 05, 2015, 10:25 AM 0
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If you want to see nipples, get a girlfriend. (Or use Tumblr.)
posted on Oct 04, 2015, 8:47 PM 9
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posted on Oct 04, 2015, 8:49 PM 5
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I'm fine with Instagram being PG.. Twitter is there anyways so it's not that of a huge issue for me, also Instagram is very popular here in the Middle East as most people are very conservative that they don't want to see any 'Skin' on social media
posted on Oct 04, 2015, 9:25 PM 1
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what did you expect? tim cook is a gay after all :-/
posted on Oct 05, 2015, 3:54 AM 2
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