Mark Cuban wants Apple to boot Twitter out of the App Store

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Twitter takes further steps to make its platform a safer place.
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Apple rejects controversial Ferguson Firsthand app

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Ferguson Firsthand was intended as an
Ferguson Firsthand was intended as an "educational app."
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Apple finally enforces ‘no guns in App Store’ rule

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Developers are having to blur guns from App Store screenshots. Photo: Touch Arcade
Developers now blur guns in App Store screenshots. Photo: App Store

Controversial weed-growing iOS game pulled from App Store after hitting No. 1 spot

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Apple Bars Sexy Comic From Appearing In App Store. Or Does It?

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Apple has clashed with comic creators over its decision to ban Matt Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals from selling on the iOS version of Comixology. The title, published by Image Comics, tells the story of two people whose orgasms give them the power to stop time (!).

Somewhat confusingly, at time of writing Apple was still selling the comic via its iBooks storefront.

Vine Is Now Rated 17+ To Save You From The #Porn Tag

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Top free app in the US is nothing to sneeze at.
A bottle of lubricant filed in Vine. Just one of the many sexually charged videos you can see in this 17+ rated app!

Remember all the stupidity about 500px getting pulled from the iOS App Store because it was possible to see artful photographs of professional models exposing body parts that literally every person on the Earth has underneath their clothes? Which was all the more hysterical because Apple’s “Editor’s Choice” at the time was Vine, an app in which you are just a click of the #porn tag away from seeing an endless stream of anonymous masturbators wave their foreskins at you?

Well, 500px solved its problem with Apple by adopting a 17+ iTunes rating, and now Vine is doing the same.

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

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The national porn nightmare is over, apparently.

Apple Kicks Book About Hippies Off The Danish iBookstore For Using Apples To Censor Genitals

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It’s no secret that Apple often takes a puritanical view of art featuring human anatomy — the flapping genitalia, dewy folds and turgid protuberances that some of us find so arousing and others find a moral failing — at least when it comes to being submitted to the App Store or iBookstore.

So it’s no surprise that when Danish author Peter Øvig Knudsen submitted his latest work of non-fiction, Hippie 2, to the iBookstore, the e-book was rejected based upon the fact that it contained forty-seven photographs of hairy frolicking hippies with exposed breasts, buttocks and genitals.

What is more surprising is that they also rejected Knudsen’s resubmitted version of the text, which featured all of the photos censored with giant red apples.