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Parental Control glitch gives kids access to App Store porn

ARS: iPhone OS 3.x brought us beefed-up parental controls, giving parents finer-grained control over what apps their kids could purchase based on four standard age ratings. A side effect of Apple's move to have apps rated by age level meant that apps with racier content-essentially soft-core porn-could be approved for sale if was rated 17+. Educator and developer Fraser Speirs has discovered, however, that access is only restricted for purchasing, not browsing in the App Store, which is a real problem in school environments. The glitch has become a huge headache for Speirs' school, which plans to roll out iPod touches to every one of its 100 students next fall.

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Mista T3162d ago

looks like little Jimmy found the goodies! :P

OpenGL3162d ago

Little Jimmy will be the most popular kid at school when he shows his friends what he's found.

PirateThom3162d ago

Wait... schools are handing out iPods now?!

OpenGL3162d ago

I wish they had done that when I was in school.

ThanatosDMC3162d ago

This is screwed up! I didnt get one while i was in highschool. I recently just bought my unofficial gf a 64gb itouch!

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MGRogue20173162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

Okay... How about we just ditch the whole idea about giving out iPod Touches altogether??

It seems like a good idea to me. Plus The students don't deserve 'em for one thing, that's for sure.

... We don't want to make it *that easy* for little Jimmy to get what he wants now, do we?? :D

ThanatosDMC3162d ago

They're all gonna somehow cheat either way especially if there's a way to send messages to each other's itouch in a network.

Carl14123162d ago

Pfft, i'm sure people below 17 have seen softcore porn before.

OH NO BOOBIES

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