Apple is taking a stand. No longer will they sit back and let hot, extremely sexy teens send nude photos of each other through their device. Uh-uh, not on El Jobso’s watch. A patent filed in 2008, which only recently fell through the patent office’s crack of approval, describes a system of “Text-based communication control for personal communication device.” In other words, no more sexting.
In one embodiment, the control application includes a parental control application. The parental control application evaluates whether or not the communication contains approved text based on, for example, objective ratings criteria or a user’s age or grade level, and, if unauthorized, prevents such text from being included in the text-based communication.If the control contains unauthorized text, the control application may alert the user, the administrator or other designated individuals of the presence of such text. The control application may require the user to replace the unauthorized text or may automatically delete the text or the entire communication.
You heard it here first, kids. Don’t try to send any salty or sexy texts to your little friends because it’s very likely that your parents will see your extremely weak attempts at smooth talk, and likely point and laugh at you.