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Tumblr For iOS Was Removed For Child Pornography

26 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

The other day we reported that Tumblr's iOS app had suddenly disappeared from the App Store. It was suggested then that it could have been due to inappropriate content, and as it turns out the speculation was right as CNET's Download.com has since confirmed that it was due to child pornography. Tumblr has also confirmed that this was the issue in a statement that reads, “We're committed to helping build a safe online environment for all users, and we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to media featuring child sexual exploitation and abuse.” They also offered an explanation as to...
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Tumblr Removed From App Store Over Failure to Filter Out Child Pornography

Tumblr Removed From App Store Over Failure to Filter Out Child Pornography

26 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple removed Tumblr from the iOS App Store late last week because the Yahoo-owned social network failed to filter prohibited content, it emerged today.
The Tumblr app for iPhone and iPad went missing from the App Store on Friday, November 16. Shortly afterwards, Tumblr announced that it was "working to resolve an issue" with the app, but stopped short of explaining the problem.
It wasn't until Download.com approached Tumblr with sources claiming child pornography had been found on the service, that the social network issued a statement providing more information.
In its statement , Tumblr...
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Apple kicked Verizon-owned Tumblr out from the App Store for child pornography

Apple kicked Verizon-owned Tumblr out from the App Store for child pornography

26 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Tumblr once again cements its reputation as the go-to app for displaying alternative lifestyles when it became clear that Apple has removed it from the App Store after it found out that, amidst all the daily life of vaping tattooed models, somehow child pornography was getting through.
Pressing for a comment on the matter, the folks over at Download managed to get this statement from a Tumblr spokesperson on how those pictures managed to seep through the filtering cracks:
We're committed to helping build a safe online environment for all users, ...
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