The fact that App store Being one of the largest app stores in the world yields, for Apple, good fruits and other bad ones. Recently, the company is in the midst of a discussion about some distributed chat applications on the platform, and for one serious reason: many of them are receiving complaints about having “Unwanted sexual approaches”, as reported by Washington post.
According to the report, more than 1,500 complaints were filed on the App Store against such chat apps, many of them focused on children. In many cases, as you might imagine, it is not exactly the app that has such an unwanted approach, but it allows users to propagate this kind of content.
In this sense, the Washington post revealed that most of these applications do not require users to register; that is, even if there is an indicative rating, users of virtually any age can access them without restriction.
Among the apps reviewed are Monkey, Yubo, LiveChat, Stranger Chat, Skout and HOLLA. According to the research, 19% of LiveChat ratings mention some type of sexual approach:
A sick man with a troubled head decided to show some things that should not have been shown.
This (app) is a potential lawsuit. Predators are all over the site.
Apple said it “carefully analyzes all apps” submitted to the App Store (as we know, the company's rigorous app review process, but has its flaws), and reports that more than 100,000 apps are rated weekly and filtered "through human algorithms and healers."
We created the App Store to be a safe and reliable place for our customers to obtain apps, and we take all reports of inappropriate or illegal content seriously. If the purpose of these applications is not inappropriate, we will give developers a chance to ensure that they are complying (the rules) correctly, but we will not hesitate to remove them from the App Store if they do not.
Indeed, this is the kind of serious problem that can reach thousands (if not millions) of users. For your safety and that of your family, learn how to enable iOS restrictions to prevent apps, websites, and other sensitive content from being accessed by children.