Apple recently announced its next iPhone update will include a feature that warns U.S. users under the age of 18 before they send or open text messages with nude photos.
That’s all well and good but why is Apple allowing users to send children under the age of 16 nude photos?
Doesn’t Apple know that sexting involving minors is strictly illegal in most states and under federal law.
Sexting is the taking, sending or receiving of nude or sexual photos or videos by electronic means, whether through a text message, social media or email.
Why doesn’t Apple understand that it may be a party to sexting to minors when it knowingly transmits nude photos to minors? Apple should block such material if it has notice, which it is admitting that it has when it warns a child who is about to open or send a nude photo.
Apple declined to respond to an email request for comment.
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Several media outlets this week have made much of the fact that an international team of observers saw nothing awry in the American elections.
Meanwhile, The New York Times, which is fiercely anti- President Donald Trump, declared Wednesday that no election fraud occurred because election officials told them so.
This type of superficial scrutiny is akin to a doctor looking at a patient and declaring her to be in good health without taking her temperature or blood pressure. It’s like an auto mechanic certifying a used car is a good buy because it is shiny, without looking under the hood.
The 2020 election was unlike any in American history due to the heavy reliance on mail in ballots and the use of voting machines that use software and internet technology. And there is reason for concern.
President Donald Trump is performing a public service by demanding accountability in the 2020 election. If he simply accepted the election results and stepped down, Americans would never know what’s under the hood. Is the election system that is the heart of our democracy truly healthy or was it infected by a virus or a cancerous tumor?
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There are no heroes in the political impasse to extend pandemic relief to workers and small business owners who, through no fault of their own, are struggling to survive due to Covid-19.
Both Republicans and Democrats for months have been using the suffering of the American people to position themselves in the upcoming Presidential election.
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a nonpartisan but left-leaning research institute based in Washington, DC, recently observed that frontline workers and small businesses are suffering disproportionately in the pandemic.
The Center notes business is booming for large corporations, like Amazon, Apple and Google, and the S&P 500 is up more than 5 %. Yet, 30 to 40 million people may be at risk of eviction, food insecurity is rising (especially in households with children) and growing numbers of people are suffering mental health challenges.
Marie Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution, supposedly issued the dismissive comment, “Let them eat cake,” during a 1789 famine after being informed that peasants were starving. The staple food of the French diet was then bread. The phrase is often uttered to denounce the upper class’ callous disregard for the suffering of the poor.
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