Apple Awarded ‘Anti-Sexting’ Patent

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Kids are going to be sexting a lot less if Apple has anything to say about it. The company on Tuesday was approved for a patent for technology that would prevent people from sending or receiving text messages with objectionable content.

The patent includes a parental control “that 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 text-based communication,” according to a copy of the patent posted online.

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