To “Sext”, No More

By: Chelsey Orlando

You know all those sexy texts Cosmo tells you to send to your man? Well, hopefully you don’t have an iPhone because Apple is putting an end to all that.

Apple has recently been awarded a patent that is said to be used to help stop the sending and receiving of sexually explicit text messages and images.  This technology is still in the making but would allow the phone’s administrator to block the phone from “sexts”.

Sorry 17 year old high school students, this means no more dirty texting.

Although there is no way to monitor what exactly is appropriate texting material, Apple stated, “[The technology] can evaluate whether or not the communication contains approved text based on, for example, objective ratings criteria or a user’s age or grade level, and, if authorized, prevents such text from being included in the text-based communication.”

Not only would this technology aide in parents protection of their teens, but also in the protection of businesses, too.  In a mostly Blackberry run world, businesses are liking the idea of iPhone and Apple being able to control what is sent through company owned phones.

The technology is still in the early stages, but it gives parents and businesses another reason to consider Apple and the iPhone.

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3 responses to “To “Sext”, No More

  1. I was going to do my blog post on this, too! I wonder if this will actually happen, because I doubt kids would download this app on their own phone. I think it’s a great idea for kids, but who knows how long it will take to get past the early stages of development.

  2. I just couldn’t believe it when I read this. I think it is a pretty good idea but agree that it’s unknown on how long it’ll take until this type of technology will be on the market.

  3. This is really intriguing. Don’t you think this dangerously close to controlling speech? It literally is limiting the context of text messages. It baffles me.

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