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#1887313 - 01/16/14 01:15 PM Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar...
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Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar Over Sexism

snip - An online campaign successfully petitioned Apple to remove an application from the iTunes Store that people felt was sexist and irresponsible. The game, called Plastic Surgery & Plastic Doctor & Plastic Hospital Office for Barbie Version, encouraged girls as young as nine years old—it was rated as 9+ in the App Store— to perform procedures such as liposuction on a doll.
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#1887321 - 01/16/14 01:32 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... A_G
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#1887332 - 01/16/14 01:48 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... A_G
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
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do do do do do do do
Ticking away...ticking away
too much time on my .......... hands
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#1887392 - 01/16/14 03:07 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... A_G
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Everyone needs to get over this over sensitive era. "people felt it was sexist and irresponsible" well, wouldn't want anyone to be offended, let's get it off the market ASAP!!!

I swear, some people make a full time job out of looking for stuff to be offended by. If you don't like it, don't download it! Rant over....I think I woke up on the wrong side of the bed...
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#1887394 - 01/16/14 03:07 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... A_G
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Or monitor what apps your kids download...
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#1887450 - 01/16/14 04:17 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... Beagles22
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Originally Posted By: Beagle Queen
Everyone needs to get over this over sensitive era. "people felt it was sexist and irresponsible" well, wouldn't want anyone to be offended, let's get it off the market ASAP!!!

I swear, some people make a full time job out of looking for stuff to be offended by. If you don't like it, don't download it! Rant over....I think I woke up on the wrong side of the bed...


Amen Sistah! I was thinking exactly the same thing.


Hey people... Take responsibility for your children, and stop looking at things you don't like!
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#1887453 - 01/16/14 04:19 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... A_G
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#1887461 - 01/16/14 04:23 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... manimal
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Originally Posted By: manimal
Or monitor what apps your kids download...


Are you suggesting that parents take an active role in their kids' lives? shocked The horror!! smirk
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#1887464 - 01/16/14 04:24 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... A_G
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Oh that's right, I'm of the generation where kids are doomed because we are horrible parents. Sorry. Guess I should be storming Apple's front gates with my lawyer in tow.

/end_sarcasm laugh
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#1887467 - 01/16/14 04:27 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... GuitarDude
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Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Originally Posted By: manimal
Or monitor what apps your kids download...


Are you suggesting that parents take an active role in their kids' lives? shocked The horror!! smirk


and now APple will be reimbursing parents $32mm for apps their kids downloaded on their parents phone or ipad without parental permission...hello, what kind of idiot gives their kids a phone or pad to play with and leaves the payment information in the user setup and does not restrict the downloading of apps and then claims it is someone elses fault?
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#1887469 - 01/16/14 04:27 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... manimal
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Originally Posted By: manimal
Oh that's right, I'm of the generation where kids are doomed because we are horrible parents. Sorry. Guess I should be storming Apple's front gates with my lawyer in tow.

/end_sarcasm laugh


wait, you have kids? man (or woman), we are doomed grin
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#1887471 - 01/16/14 04:29 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... A_G
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I didn't say MY kids are doomed.... whistle
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#1887472 - 01/16/14 04:29 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Originally Posted By: manimal
Or monitor what apps your kids download...


Are you suggesting that parents take an active role in their kids' lives? shocked The horror!! smirk


...hello, what kind of idiot gives their kids a phone or pad to play with and leaves the payment information in the user setup and does not restrict the downloading of apps and then claims it is someone elses fault?


The American public. We're all victims, right?
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#1887477 - 01/16/14 04:32 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... A_G
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Not that I am an Apple fan, but obviously it is an evil company because it is in business to make money.
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#1887501 - 01/16/14 04:48 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Originally Posted By: manimal
Or monitor what apps your kids download...


Are you suggesting that parents take an active role in their kids' lives? shocked The horror!! smirk


and now APple will be reimbursing parents $32mm for apps their kids downloaded on their parents phone or ipad without parental permission...hello, what kind of idiot gives their kids a phone or pad to play with and leaves the payment information in the user setup and does not restrict the downloading of apps and then claims it is someone elses fault?


While I agree with you, it was not the downloading of apps but in-app purchases that are the subject of the settlement. Certain parents sued claiming that kids were allowed to make in-app purchases without needing parental consent. This is why I have not attached a credit card to my ITunes account. My son can only make purchases with any ITunes cards he buys or is given. And since it is my account I get the notifications for any purchases he has made.
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#1887503 - 01/16/14 04:50 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... GuitarDude
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Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Not that I am an Apple fan, but obviously it is an evil company because it is in business to make money.


No, it is evil because it is controlling and overly compulsive regarding who can create apps for use on the devices it creates. smile
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#1887504 - 01/16/14 04:51 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... 'Lil Freak!
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Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Originally Posted By: manimal
Or monitor what apps your kids download...


Are you suggesting that parents take an active role in their kids' lives? shocked The horror!! smirk


...hello, what kind of idiot gives their kids a phone or pad to play with and leaves the payment information in the user setup and does not restrict the downloading of apps and then claims it is someone elses fault?


The American public. We're all victims, right?


I think the repayment is because of a 15 minute lag time between hitting log off and actual log off, or something along those lines. The kids were able to purchase apps in that period. I may be mistaken, but that is what I understood listening to the report this morning while getting ready for work.

If the gas pump allowed the person that pumped gas behind you to use your card info for payment because the info wasn't cleared timely would it be your fault?

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#1887529 - 01/16/14 05:11 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... TheTruth
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I don't think manimal has kids.

Calibrate his/her opinion accordingly.
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#1887546 - 01/16/14 05:20 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... A_G
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Regardless of the app lawsuit and uproar on social media, Apple is an extremely successful example of a company in a free market economy.
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#1887547 - 01/16/14 05:21 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... A_G
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#1887552 - 01/16/14 05:24 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... The Minion
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#1887588 - 01/16/14 05:55 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... Purple Pride
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Originally Posted By: Purple Pride
Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Not that I am an Apple fan, but obviously it is an evil company because it is in business to make money.


No, it is evil because it is controlling and overly compulsive regarding who can create apps for use on the devices it creates. smile


Sounds like someone in compliance I know.
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#1887596 - 01/16/14 06:09 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... A_G
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#1887598 - 01/16/14 06:10 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... A_G
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So, I can't buy this app to perform lipo and other plastic surgery procedures on my Barbie? Drat!!
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#1887610 - 01/16/14 06:22 PM Re: Apple Removes App Following Twitter Uproar... Bacon Boy
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So, I can't buy this app to perform lipo and other plastic surgery procedures on my Barbie? Drat!!


I guess you'll have to replace the small bucket seats in her Corvette with a bench seat and seat belt extenders. laugh
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