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Apple yanks Vine from Featured Apps section after porn debacle

Apple yanks Vine from Featured Apps section after porn debacle If you were to ask me for a few tips on starting a new video-centric social app, I would probably be able to offer you very little advice. That said, one thing I can guarantee I wouldn’t recommend is to push grotesque porn to every users’ feed just as they’re having their morning coffee. That’s just what Vine did — allegedly due to “human error” — and TechCrunch reports that it was enough to get the app yanked from the Featured section of the App Store.

As you might imagine, Apple wasn’t the only one a bit upset by Vine’s untimely adult content, and many early adopters have openly declared that they will never use the app again. Twitter, which owns Vine, has apparently taken this incident as a sign that it needs to take the porn problem seriously, and will begin a more aggressive approach to filtering it out. Whether that will help the app regain its place in Apple’s hallowed promo section remains to be seen.

Apple yanks Vine from Featured Apps section after porn debacle originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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