Lauren Goode

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Photo App 500px Gets the Boot for Showing Booty

Photo-sharing app 500px, a favorite of the professional and “prosumer” photo-snapping crowd, has been removed from Apple’s App Store for nude photos that were in apparent violation of the company’s no-pornography policy. Apple said in a statement that it had received “customer complaints about possible child pornography” and that it has asked 500px to put safeguards in place to prevent these images from displaying. The Verge has reported that 500px says it is working on a fix. An employee of Toronto-based 500px has taken to Twitter to emphasize that the company’s app is still available on Android mobile devices.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus