Apple Gets Patent For ‘Anti-Sexting’ Technology For iPhone

News | Sunday October 10 2010 3:53 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Although it might be called whatever Apple has called it, lets face it, its basically an anti-sexting application. You know what we are on about, right? In the patent application, Apple adds that as of now there is no way to monitor and control text communication. This is a cause of concern for parents who have handed over phones to their kids and are worried about the kind of messages they receive or send.
As to how it works, well the patent application has detailed that as well. A parental control application, which uses the patent scans messages coming to the device and evaluates the text in the message.
After that, if it finds any “offensive” words – depending on the way it has been configured, it either alerts the administrator who has configured the application or simply deletes the offending text and if needed, the entire message.
Apple believes that the feature could be used to not only to block objectionable text but can also be usedin an educational environment to encourage proper spelling, grammarand punctuation based on the user's designated skill level.
What do you think of the feature? Is it helpful or does it go too far?

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