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Oct
10

Apple patents ‘anti-sexting’ technology

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.

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 maybe missed by other programs.

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