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Apple hat ein Porno-Problem

„Apple hat ein Porno-Problem, und es wird immer schlimmer“, schrieb der bekannte Techblogger Joshua Topolsky am Sonntag in einem Artikel auf der Internetseite The Verge. Darin spielt er auf eine Reihe von Berichten über die neue Video-Tausch-App Vine an, die vor ein paar Tagen erstmals im App-Store von Apple aufgetaucht und dort sogar prominent empfohlen worden war. Vine funktioniert ähnlich wie die beliebten sozialen Foto-Apps Instagram und EyeEm. Statt statischen Bildern kommen hier allerdings kurze Videoschnippsel zum Einsatz. Sechs Sekunden lang darf ein Clip sein, gefilmt wird mit der in das Smartphone eingebauten Kamera.

Sind es zu Beginn vor allem kleine Stop-and-Motion-Filme, die bei Vine die Runde machen, tauchen relativ schnell auch die ersten nicht jugendfreien Videos auf. Wer nach dem Hash-Tag #porn sucht, wird ohne große Probleme fündig. Zwar sind auch diese Clips nie länger als sechs Sekunden. Doch anscheinend sind Angebot und Nachfrage vorhanden. Nachdem die Debatte über Pornografie bei Vine online an Fahrt gewinnt, schiebt der Kurzvideo-Dienst schnell eine virtuelle Schranke vor. Wurde ein Video bereits als „möglicherweise unangemessen“ markiert, ist es nur noch mit einem zusätzlichen Klick erreichbar. Zunächst bekommt der Nutzer die Meldung „Warnung – Dieses Video könnte einen sensiblen Inhalt haben. Klicken Sie, wenn Sie es trotzdem anschauen wollen“. Berührt er mit seinem Finger trotzdem den Touchscreen an dieser Stelle, wird der Film ganz normal abgespielt. Wirklich sicher ist das nicht.

Im App Store von Apple wird Vine mit einer Freigabeempfehlung ab 12 Jahren angegeben. Empfohlen wird das Programm mittlerweile nicht mehr. Doch noch hat Apple die App nicht komplett aus dem Angebot entfernt. Es wäre jedoch nicht das erste Mal, dass der US-Konzern diesen Schritt gehen würde. Erst vor kurzem verschwand die beliebte Foto-App 500px wegen der Anzeige von pornographischem Material aus dem App Store. Die Empörung der Nutzer war groß, mit einem Update wollen die Macher nun dafür sorgen, dass das Programm bald zurückkehrt.

Dabei sind Vine und 500px keine Ausnahmen. Auch bei den beliebten Fototauschdiensten Instagram und EyeEm und bei Vine-Mutter Twitter selbst lassen sich pornographische Inhalte ohne große Probleme finden. Auch Pornostars und Filmfirmen nutzen die Netzwerke, um auf sich und ihre Werke aufmerksam zu machen. Wirklich verhindern lässt sich das nicht.

Sollte Apple also auch weiterhin so rigide gegen pornographische Inhalte vorgehen wollen, müsste das Unternehmen theoretisch nicht nur Twitter, Instagram und Co. aus dem App Store verbannen. Es dürfte überhaupt keine Geräte mehr verkaufen, auf denen Videos gespeichert werden können oder auf das Internet zugegriffen werden kann.

Joshua Topolsky hat also recht, wenn er in Bezug auf Vine von einem Porno-Problem bei Apple spricht. Mit seiner strengen Vorgehensweise hat sich der US-Konzern in eine Sackgasse manövriert. Ihm bleibt jetzt nichts anderes übrig, als Gas zu geben und den Wagen gegen die Wand zu setzen, oder den Rückwärtsgang einzulegen.

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Update: Wie The Verge berichtet, soll es ein anstößiges Video sogar als “Editor’s Pick”, also als persönliche Empfehlung der Entwickler, in die Profile unzähliger Nutzer geschafft haben. Twitter bestätigte den Vorgang und sprach von menschlichen Versagen.

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Stocks Fall After Volatile Week

U.S. stocks declined on Friday afternoon at the end of one of the most volatile weeks in years for global markets. 91

Four Arrested in Hungary Over Migrant Truck Deaths

Flowers were placed where dozens of migrants were found dead.

Hungarian police said they had arrested four men after 71 migrants were found dead in a truck across the border in Austria on Thursday. 86

Hacker Killed by Drone Was Islamic State’s ‘Secret Weapon’

That Islamic State’s Junaid Hussain was targeted directly by the U.S. and U.K. shows the extent to which digital warfare has upset the balance of power on the modern battlefield. 203

Brazil’s Big Bet on China Turns Sour

Brazil’s big bet on China is turning sour as the Asian country’s once voracious appetite for Brazilian exports dims.

U.S. special-operations forces in Afghanistan are trying to make sure their elite Afghan counterparts can fight on their own before American troops leave, which is planned to take place by the end of next year. Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. special-operations forces in Afghanistan are trying to make sure their elite Afghan counterparts can fight on their own before American troops leave, which is planned to take place by the end of next year. Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

Treading Line Between War and Peace, U.S. Special Forces Groom Afghan Troops

Special-operations units are trying to get their local counterparts ready for combat before American troops leave Afghanistan.

Fed Urged to Press Ahead With Rate Rise

After months of forewarning by the Fed that it is preparing to raise short-term interest rates, some international officials have a message: Get on with it already. 78

Big Oil Faces Prospect of Lower Refining Profits

For much of the past year, the world’s biggest energy companies suffered through an oil-price rout with one silver lining: Their little-loved refineries were churning out big profits again. Now, that bright spot could be fading, even as oil prices sink.

IMAGE 1 of 9

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“Craft” distilleries have mushroomed in the U.S. to 588 from 51 over the past decade. Feeling the heat from the new competition, global liquor conglomerates are getting in on the act, and not letting definitions get in the way.

Syngenta Shareholders Not Happy

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‘Flash Crash’ Trader Denied Extradition Delay

British trader Navinder Sarao had requested a two-month delay in his extradition hearing.

Labor Group Says BofA CEO Moynihan Should Not be Chairman

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Oil Prices Resume Rally

Oil prices rose Friday, erasing earlier losses, as a surprise one-day rally extended to a second day.

How Do You Short China?

Traders are scouring stock, bond and currency markets for ways to make money on the malaise afflicting China. Some are piling into insurance-like contracts that would pay out if the country defaulted on a small pool of its foreign-denominated bonds.

Lebanon’s youth-led “You Stink” movement initially formed as a protest against mounds of uncollected garbage in Beirut. Now it wants political change.

Anger Over Garbage in Lebanon Blossoms into Demands for Reform

Calls for political reform, however, collide with country’s entrenched, sectarian-based political system.

China’s World

Markets? To Xi Jinping, Another Battle Comes First

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Natalie Jaresko led months of tense negotiations with creditors, clocking thousands of air miles to reach a debt-relief deal that should help secure further bailout funds from the International Monetary Fund.

Russia

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Technology

Pentagon Advances Partnership with Tech Firms for Flexible Electronics

The Pentagon is announcing that it will contribute seed money to a consortium of Silicon Valley firms to develop what defense officials say is a promising new technology incorporating “flexible” electronics.

China’s Moves Won’t Help U.S. Tech Firms

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2:11

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