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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 Tumble on Weak Chinese Data

U.S. stocks tumbled Tuesday as fears about a slowdown in China’s economy deepened, illustrating how last week’s market volatility has not yet abated. 274

Investors Betting on More ECB Stimulus

Six months after the European Central Bank launched its blockbuster bond-buying program to rouse the region’s economy, some investors are betting that authorities will crank stimulus efforts even higher.

Analysis

Clashing Interests Hamstring EU Response to Crisis

Europe’s migrant struggle highlights the chasm between Europe’s principles and its ability to live up to them.

Greek Polls Suggest Tough Election Test for Tsipras

Opinion polls show declining support for Greece’s Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

EU Set to Extend Sanctions on Russians, Ukraine Rebels

The EU is set to roll over until mid-March sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russian and Ukrainian-separatist individuals and firms to keep pressure on Moscow to fully implement the Minsk cease-fire terms by year end.

China Imposes New Controls to Keep Money From Leaving Country

China is imposing fresh controls to prevent too much money from leaving the country, in an effort to keep funds at home.

Pope to Make It Easier for Priests to Grant Pardons for Abortion

Pope Francis will make it easier for priests to forgive women for having had abortions, and those who assisted, during a “year of mercy” starting Dec. 8. 524

Russian Airline Aeroflot to Take Control of Carrier Transaero

Russia’s largest airline, state-controlled Aeroflot, will take control of the country’s No. 2 carrier Transaero in a government-brokered deal to stave off bankruptcy at the heavily indebted company.

Apple’s Ian Rogers Is Going to LVMH

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has recruited Ian Rogers, a key executive from Apple, to spearhead the expansion of the luxury goods giant’s online retail presence.

‘Super-Sizing’ Natural Gas Output

Applying newer fracking techniques to a prolific natural-gas region that straddles Louisiana and Texas could give the U.S. more—and much cheaper—supplies of the fuel for many years.

U.S. Report Sees Economic Benefit in Allowing Oil Exports

Lifting the nation’s four-decade ban on oil exports wouldn’t raise gas prices and could help lower them, a government study concludes.

Bayer Separates Material Science Business

German pharmaceuticals group Bayer has moved a step closer to floating its $12.38 billion specialty chemicals business by legally and economically separating the unit, now named Covestro.

Heard on the Street

In a World Awash with Gas, Why Finding More is Good for Eni

Italy’s Eni has found a big gas field in Egypt. That highlights its strengths as the company also gets its financial house in order.

Service Providers See Gold in Shares of Startups

Branding firm Red Antler is among vendors that are looking to profit on the soaring valuations of young startups by taking payment in stock instead of cash.

Portuguese Central Bank Ends Talks With Anbang Over Novo Banco Sale

Portugal’s central bank will now enter talks with another bidder for the Portuguese bank created out of failed lender Banco Espírito Santo last year.

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

Main Suspect in Bangkok Bombing Arrested

Thailand’s prime minister said security forces arrested a man whom they believe to be the primary suspect in the bombing of a shrine in Bangkok last month.

China’s World

In China’s Heartland, Small Cities Flourish

Fengdu on the Yangtze River is one of hundreds of smaller Chinese cities still bursting with consumer vitality. It’s if these striving cities lose momentum that China is in danger of failing, writes Andrew Browne.

Death Toll Rises After Ukraine Protest Blast

The death toll from Monday’s blast outside Ukraine’s parliament rose to three, and police said the man suspected of throwing a grenade was a volunteer fighter on leave from a unit fighting Russian-backed separatists.

Kentucky Clerk Denies Gays Marriage Licenses, Defying Supreme Court

A county clerk in Kentucky who is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned to explain to a federal judge why she shouldn’t face stiff fines or jail time. 950

Lebanese ‘YouStink’ Activists Occupy Minister’s Offices

Members of a grass-roots antigovernment movement occupied the offices of the environment minister in Beirut to press their demands for his resignation.

Technology

Russia Puts Off Data Showdown With Technology Firms

Facebook, Google and Twitter are among the U.S. companies that are getting more time to comply with a new law requiring Russian data centers.

Sports

Are You Good Enough to Be a Tennis Line Judge?

Watch a series of shots at full speed and decide whether each was in or out. Some will be traveling upwards of 100 miles per hour and you only get one chance to make the call. Good luck!

Soccer

FIFA May Weaken Its Executive Committee

The executive committee of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, will be the first target of major reforms when the organization meets in Zurich next month.

Video

Hungary Stops Migrants Boarding Trains To Germany

1:46

Ukraine Protest Blast Kills Officer, Injures Dozens

0:45

Body Count Rises in Migrant Effort to Reach Europe

1:38