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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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Kinda sad that
By cknobman on 5/4/2010 10:44:37 AM , Rating: 5
its perfectly acceptable to allow streaming videos and movies of head decapitations, brutal violence and murder, and even rape

but

to show a naked body is completely over the limit.

And we wonder why violence in America is so bad?? What a twisted society.
Dont get me wrong I think hardcore explicit sex (xxx) should not be easily accessible by children but I think its completely immoral to place a higher importance on this than the violence and murder.




RE: Kinda sad that
By nafhan on 5/4/2010 12:00:44 PM , Rating: 3
I don't think any of that is acceptable.
What I find rediculous is parents giving their kids a device (the iPhone) that can access almost any type of content, anytime, and anywhere.
The kids login on our computer is setup with a whitelist of allowed sites, and most importantly (remember kids are smart) it's a desktop in the living room.


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