John D. Sutter reports for CNN, “Apple has patented technology that could be used by parents to prevent their kids from sending sexually explicit text messages — or ‘sexting.'”
“The technology, which has not been commercialized, would let a phone’s administrator block an iPhone from sending or receiving texts with certain words,” Sutter reports. “Messages containing blocked material either would not be received or would have the objectionable content redacted. Unlike other text blockers, Apple’s version would also be able to filter content based on a child’s grade level and claims to filter abbreviated words that may be missed by other programs.”
Sutter reports, “The patent, awarded Tuesday, does not address the sending or receiving of explicit images.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Jim – TIV” for the heads up.]