Apple Says No To iPorn

Posted on May 15, 2010

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The “which is better” debate between the iPhone and Android is rather heated.  And while a techie might not consider a lack of porn applications relevant to the debate, I do and salute it.  Inside Catholic shares pieces of a recent interview from Mr. Apple, Steve Jobs.

So where should you go to get naked people on mobile phones? The Android. “Folks who want porn can buy and [sic] Android phone,” says Jobs.

The message echoes an answer Steve Jobs gave to a similar question at the iPhone OS 4.0 debut.

He pointed out that Google’s far more lenient content restrictions means the Android marketplace has adult content, or as Jobs put it: “You know, there’s a porn store for Android. You can download nothing but porn.”

“That’s a place we don’t want to go,” Jobs said “so we’re not going to go there.”

Of course, before we canonize Steve Jobs, it should be pointed out that there are $ignificant app control rea$on$ behind this decision and one can still access porn via the iPhone’s web browser.  But for now, we’ll take what we can get.  Every moment not spent with porn is a good one.

And speaking of the ravages of porn and porn addictions, there is an excellent article at National Catholic Register entitled, New Report Confirms Pornography’s ‘Devastating Impact’ on Society:

Recent headlines about pornography use at the Securities and Exchange Commission stirred public disgust with government officials who viewed thousands of hard-core images while Wall Street banks imploded.

Yet experts and religious groups that have struggled for years to raise awareness about the destructive consequences of pornography use hope the news will contribute to a sea change in social attitudes.

In fact, anti-pornography crusaders received another boost from the American Psychiatric Association, which just released new draft diagnostic guidelines that identified pornography addiction as a form of “hypersexual disorder” and thus worthy of serious study and treatment.

Read the rest here.

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