Apple Tones Down the Sale of Sex on iTunes

Apple has removed about 5,000 sexually explicit or adult applications made for iPhones and iPods after complaints by women, parents and developers that they were degrading and inappropriate for children. The decision to clean up the app store came before sales of Apple’s new iPad tablet, which will use the same application store.

Apple’s move comes on the heels of Google’s implementing rudimentary parental controls in YouTube, and signals two sources of pressure – the volume of consumers protesting, and the potential for increased government regulation should companies not adequately address the concerns around inappropriate content in the hands of minors.

Your voice matters.

Linda

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