Canadian Startup 500px Updates Mobile App to Remove NSFW Photographs

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Toronto's 500px has released a minor update to its iPad app that made waves this morning: it appeared to block all NSFW photography from the mobile app. Apple has an aversion to porn, but it wasn't actually them who forced the change. Instead, 500px decided to do it on their own accord.

As it turns out, though, the NSFW photography—which was already well-blocked within the app via warning layers—can still be viewed from one's iPad. The difference is that the setting for viewing NSFW material—which is by default turned off—can only be changed on the Canadian startup's website; that is, the settings have been removed form the mobile app, but not removed completely.

You can read what 500px COO Evgeny Tchebotarev says about the changes in a statement to The Verge.

Company:
500px Inc.
Website:
http://www.500px.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. The first version of 500px came to light in the early days of digital photography. At that time, everything was slightly different — the Internet was slower, 3.2 megapixel cameras were the latest buzz, digital photographers were just getting acquainted with their tools, and 500 pixels... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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