Twitter’s Vine App, Source of Amateur Porn

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By Vittorio Hernandez | January 29, 2013 10:48 AM EST

Twitter launched its first video service client to iPhone and iPod touch users that currently have issues about inappropriate content. The app is called Vine which can be used to search pornographic video clips. Vine allows a user to shoot and upload high quality videos with a run time of 60 seconds, which also loops.

The objective of the app is to upload post-match clips from sports-related media. However, Internet connection is required to use the app for uploading videos which make way to hash tag pornographic materials. Vine is not an adult app and it's a legitimate video-sharing app but used by some people for adult content.

Apple said, "The app was removed from the App Store for featuring pornographic images and material, a clear violation of our guidelines. We also received customer complaints about possible child pornography. We've asked the developer to put safeguards in place to prevent pornographic images and material in their app."

Apple is taking all necessary actions to remove apps displaying inappropriate contents and the Viddy app hosts nude clips was one that was removed in 2012 which.

Vine's vulnerability to search is based on hash tags which Twitter uses as a command for looking up interests or related tweets. Tags like #nude, #porn, #sex, or any similar ones allows a viewer to see video clips about nudity; although a warning message prompts the user, it is relatively easy to around it.

Multiple users flagging a video clip could cause the owner of that video clip to have their Vine account terminated.

The combination of today's high-tech mobile devices and the Internet creates access to adult content very easy. Recently, sexting in both Android and iOS spread throughout their system, and now, apps which allows viewing of sensitive material haunts parents about child exposure and child pornography.

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