Published: Wed, November 21, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

WhatsApp Sticker Apps Reportedly Being Removed From App Store

WhatsApp Sticker Apps Reportedly Being Removed From App Store

Standard practice at Tumblr is to scan every image a user uploads to the site against a national database of known child pornography images.

This is its first time being removed from the App Store in the U.S. However, Tumblr has always been criticized for hosting questionable NSFW material, with a small, but still significant part of its content being pornographic in nature.

"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". Content safeguards are a challenging aspect of operating scaled platforms.

Tumblr gave more details about why it was taken off Apple's store after being approached by tech news site Cnet with a claim that indecent images of children were the cause.

"We continue to work to restore our app to the iOS App Store", declared Tumblr in a statement.

It later explains that child porn content, which had not been previously flagged in the "industry database", was discovered by Tumblr officials during a "routine audit". Tumblr didn't immediately respond to request for comment or questions about its return to the App Store from Fortune.

According to Download, it wasn't until last weekend that reports suggested Tumblr's sudden disappearance from Apple's platform was related to inappropriate content that violated App Store guidelines. In March 2018, Tumblr was briefly blocked in Indonesia due to its failure in removing pornographic content from the service.

These common topics of conversation often reveal key information about a child, including: name, age/date of birth, school name and even their appearance. It was also told in 2017 by the South Korean government to remove similar adult content. Set your location settings to off if you do not want people to be able to figure out where you and your children live.

Like this: