The hyper-popular social network Tumblr is now not being listed on the Apple App Store, after the tech giant discovered that Tumblr had failed to filter out sexual images of children on it's mobile app. Of course, Tumblr is still pretty much accessible through its website.
UK-based security outfit Wandera sounded the alarm bells after finding the spyware, dubbed "RedDrop", inside 53 applications masquerading as useful tools such as image editors, calculators and language-learning apps.
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Erin Farrell, a media relations manager for NCMEC, told Sputnik on Tuesday that the center operates the CyberTipline, a centralized reporting system for online child sexual exploitation that is used by various electronic service providers to detect illegal content. In January, the company published a report claiming that it removed more than 700,000 malicious apps from the Play Store in 2017. That's a huge no-no for nearly all sites and services, even those catering to the NSFW industry. Each image, Tumblr said, is scanned against an industry database to filter out illegal content even before anyone gets to see the image.
Despite the content having already been removed, the Tumblr app has still not been restored on Apple's App Store. "A routine audit discovered content on our platform that had not yet been included in the industry database", it explained. That led some to speculate Apple removed the app due to inappropriate content, something the tech giant has done to numerous apps before. Now that it has learned that lesson the hard way, it will probably be more attentive to what gets posted on its network, at least for a while.
If you have downloaded any of these apps, you should immediately run an antivirus programme to try to remove it.
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