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Apple CEO Steve Jobs says that Android is a "porn phone" OS and that his company is far more chaste.   (Source: Trek BBS)
Group says that Apple has shown itself to be the champion of chastity

Early this year Apple purged the app store of all that was lude and lascivious, claiming that it was merely bowing to the complaints of parents.  Maybe it was halfway right.  The Parents Television Council has gone public, claiming that its protest campaign helped spur Apple to action and praising the company's new moral stand.

The PTC says that Apple's decision to block photos of apps based on their parental control settings and remove some apps altogether is a good step.  The group's president, Tim Winter, says Apple is definitely rubbing him the right way.  He states, "Apple has taken a positive first step towards eliminating kids' access to sexually explicit and pornographic content on its product lineup and we applaud the company’s effort."

However, the PTC has identified a new target: Google's Android operating system.  Android is set to pass Microsoft sometime this quarter in the smartphone arena, and will soon be the third largest smartphone OS provider.  It has the second biggest app store, after only Apple's 150,000+ apps – the Android Marketplace features over 40,000 apps.  

A handful of those apps are pornographic or otherwise deviant in nature.  The PTC is vowing to do its best to let Google know that they're being very naughty and to whack the explicit content off the Android Market.

The group is upset that Android OS has no parental controls and hasn't taken steps to remove preview photos or explicit apps like Apple.  States PTC's national grassroots director Gavin McKiernan, "We plan to draw attention to other platforms, such as Android, or Verizon's Vcast service, that aren't really doing anything.  We definitely want to see progress from some of the other handheld devices."

Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, agrees with the assessment that Android is very, very naughty.  He became rather hot and bothered when discussing Android at the iPhone OS 4.0 launch event and accused his competitor of being a "porn phone".  His company and users, are much better at keeping their dark, unpure thoughts in check, he feels. 



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Steve Jobs forgets one thing...
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 5/4/2010 10:26:11 AM , Rating: 5
Steve Jobs forgets one thing. The iPhone is probably the greatest "porn phone" of them all for one simple reason: Mobile Safari




RE: Steve Jobs forgets one thing...
By EasyC on 5/4/2010 10:30:14 AM , Rating: 5
Shhhh! If you say that loud enough, Steve will start making the iPhone use a proxy for surfing. Then there will be no more finger zooming on porn sites.


RE: Steve Jobs forgets one thing...
By alanore on 5/4/2010 10:38:10 AM , Rating: 5
What Apple proxying all web traffic through its servers? Where they could also embed iAds advertisements. They would never do such a thing, Apple has a long and illustrious history of putting its users first, don't they?


By greylica on 5/4/2010 8:34:01 PM , Rating: 5
Sir,
quote:
putting IN it's users first...

:)


RE: Steve Jobs forgets one thing...
By nafhan on 5/4/2010 11:46:11 AM , Rating: 2
Steve forgets nothing. It's just a marketing ploy that's giving him plenty of free (mostly) positive press.
Give the account owner the option to turn app purchasing and browsing off completely and you should be fine. If the kid hears about a cool app, he can just go to his parent and ask them to buy it. That should immediately take care of any parental concerns.


RE: Steve Jobs forgets one thing...
By Alexstarfire on 5/4/2010 5:53:58 PM , Rating: 5
You forget, parents don't like to parent these days. They got super lazy.


RE: Steve Jobs forgets one thing...
By T2k on 5/17/2010 10:31:47 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
You forget, parents don't like to parent these days. They got super lazy.


As a parent, I fully agree - can't even count how many times I get angry at these super-lousy, PoS weekend-only parents incapable to control their little aggressive retards running amok on the playground, constantly endangering my baby...

...I envy my wife who's with her on the playground when parents are gone: on weekdays when at least nannies know how to control aforementioned little monsters.


By imaheadcase on 5/4/2010 8:19:38 PM , Rating: 5
Steve Jobs forgets everything is more like it.

1. Forgets real world people use of computers.
2. Forgets Apple is not innovating anymore.
3. Forgets Apple has no long term cash product to live off of.
4. Forgets it will never be popular as a PC if it does not act like one.

etc.

It blows my mind why people are so religious about Apple products. Me? I'm happy to never use a apple product other than to make a profit buying them for cheap and reselling them to suckers on ebay or craigslist. I made like $600 extra last month buying and reselling there crap to the flock of jobs.


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