App Store Serving Porn Again – Apple Oblivious?

Apple has been trying hard to keep Porn apps away from the App Store, but it seems it’s getting harder for them to keep a lookout for apps which sneak or pull objectionable content from a server after the app is approved.

Hottest Girls was recently pulled from the App Store for serving questionable content from a server though the app when approved was Rated 17+ for “frequent/intense sexual content or nudity” and “frequent/intense mature/suggestive theme.”

Latest app to serve Porn on App Store (currently available) is .folder – saved photos at secret folder developed by Ryota Namiki. This simple little application gives you a private space on your device to keep photos away from prying eyes should you happen to leave your iPod touch unattended or let someone play with your iPhone.

The app features a “Recommend” option which takes you to a photo viewing User Interface with a refresh option on the top right. According to the app description it pulls images from various websites but as far as I can tell it pulls 5 images with every refresh from 4u.straightline.jp

After refreshing a few times our reviewer reported some highly questionable content. To to say the least, featuring pictures of Japanese women and girls in various situations and stages of undress. You will also find pictures of girls topless or in suggestible poses such as up skirt or naked, covered in as little as possible.

According to Apple, iPhone OS 3.0 gives more control to parents and let them decide what music, videos, and apps their kids can access. But with apps like .folder – saved photos at secret folder serving Topless images being Rated 4+ on App Store, Apple’s review process is seriously concerning.

This app is still available on App Store ($.99) and was updated yesterday, it will be interesting to see how Apple will react to this!

We will update this post as soon as we get any reactions.

.folder – saved photos at secret folder Screenshots (censored)

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Posted by: TylerDurdan

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  • scared poet

    It probably passed muster because the app itself isn't described as being specifically for delivering porn, but offering a space to store “hidden” information on your iPhone. Which, may or may not be porn.

    I can understand Apple's situation here. On one hand, if people really want porn on their iPhones, they're going to find ways to put it on there. It's not hard to stuff an iPhone with images and videos of just about anything, porn included.

    However I can see how quickly certain more conservative vocal groups will jump on Apple's case the moment there's even an appearance of actively delivering “smut” to its users, even if that delivery comes with safeguards and is specifically requested by said users. And so to appease these busybodies, they have to appear to crack down when it comes to their attention.

    Bottom line: don't the like the app? Don't download it!

  • scared poet

    It probably passed muster because the app itself isn't described as being specifically for delivering porn, but offering a space to store “hidden” information on your iPhone. Which, may or may not be porn.

    I can understand Apple's situation here. On one hand, if people really want porn on their iPhones, they're going to find ways to put it on there. It's not hard to stuff an iPhone with images and videos of just about anything, porn included.

    However I can see how quickly certain more conservative vocal groups will jump on Apple's case the moment there's even an appearance of actively delivering “smut” to its users, even if that delivery comes with safeguards and is specifically requested by said users. And so to appease these busybodies, they have to appear to crack down when it comes to their attention.

    Bottom line: don't the like the app? Don't download it!

  • http://twitter.com/Fishinsmit John Smith (smitjd)

    I dont see a problem with porn in the app store, me being a RESPONSIBLE parent would not let my child even have access to the password to make any kind of purchases, all purchases would be made and tested by me

  • http://twitter.com/Fishinsmit John Smith (smitjd)

    I dont see a problem with porn in the app store, me being a RESPONSIBLE parent wont even give my child the password to purchase anything from the app store, everything would need to be purchased and tested by me.

  • zaya

    i want a code

  • coreymol

    I want a code

  • coreymol

    I want a code