500px Returns To The App Store, Now Rated 17+

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The national porn nightmare is over, apparently.

It’s back! 500px — the photo sharing app that was yanked from the App Store last week for letting users check out artful, non-pornographic nudes — has returned to the App Store, with some changes to keep genitalia and nipples away from impressionable eyes.

As you might recall, the app was pulled from the iOS App Store last week to much fanfare after Apple claimed it was too easy to search for nude photographs in the app.

The contorversy was ridiculous: Flickr, another photosharing app, makes it even easier to search for nudes than 500px.

In addition, Apple has been promoting Twitter’s new video sharing app, Vine, as an “Editor’s Pick” in the App Store over the course of the last week: an app in which finding a six-second video of someone masturbating or a six-second screen grab from a hardcore pornography video is as easy as clicking the #porn tag.

None the less, the pornography nightmare of 500px is now over, with the developers having solved Apple’s issues by making it easier to report porn within app, as well as flagging the app as only appropriate for those aged 17+.

Stupid, but there you go.

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