Apple pulls Tumblr from App Store for hosting child pornography

Apple pulls Tumblr from App Store for hosting child pornography

Apple pulls Tumblr from App Store for hosting child pornography

Google has introduced an "indoor maps" feature to the "Find My Device" app so that it can direct users to the spot where they might have accidentally dropped their smartphones.

Tumblr says it is working with Apple to get the app back to the store.

Tumblr's latest announcement, made this morning, notes it's still working to restore the app to the iOS store.

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.

Tumblr's official app first appeared in the App Store nearly a decade after Tumblr acquired a third party app called Tumblerette. The popular demand on part of users yielded a new mobile application that is available on the Google Play store starting from today.

The driving game apps themselves were useless upon download and simply crashed when users tried to access them.

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

Whenever someone uploads an image to Tumblr, it is automatically scanned against a database of known child sexual abuse material.

It later explains that child porn content, which had not been previously flagged in the "industry database", was discovered by Tumblr officials during a "routine audit". Content safeguards are a challenging aspect of operating scaled platforms. Tumblr, sadly, has become notorious exactly for that type of content that would immediately get you banned on Facebook and Twitter.

"We're continuously assessing further steps we can take to improve, and there is no higher priority for our team", the statement concludes.

And not just generic mature content, mind, but explicit media featuring child sexual exploitation and abuse.

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