Social network Tumblr removed from Apple’s App Store due to child pornography

Apple app store drops Tumblr over child sexual abuse images	 	 	 			iPhone stock

Apple app store drops Tumblr over child sexual abuse images iPhone stock

Last week, Tumblr users began reporting issues with the search feature of the app while "Safe Mode" was off.

The hyper-popular social network Tumblr is now not being listed on the Apple App Store, after the tech giant discovered that Tumblr had failed to filter out sexual images of children on it's mobile app.

It seems like Google's crackdown on developers and refining the Play Store was only a drop in the bucket; the problem seems much bigger than anticipated.

In brief: According to security researcher Lukas Stefanko, 13 now-removed malware-ridden Google Play Store apps - all created by the same individual - had been installed by over 560,000 Android users.

"The "Find My Device" app helps you locate your lost Android and lock it until you get it back and indoor maps would help you to find your device in airports, malls, or other large buildings", the app description on Google Play Store read. It should be noted that this is not the first time Apple has pulled an app from the App Store due to it hosting illegal content.

However, Download.com learned what really happened-proving the speculations were right.

Tumblr revealed that every image uploaded to their platform is "scanned against an industry database of child sexual abuse material" to filter out offending materials. Soon after it was launched, both the operating system platforms had numerous third-party apps that would allow the users to get new stickers. "A routine audit discovered content on our platform that had not yet been included in the industry database", it explained. Apple had previously removed Telegram from the App Store since it was being used to share child pornography.

The website said it immediately removed the images. "We're continuously assessing further steps we can take to improve and there is no higher priority for our team".

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