If any of you were planning on downloading the popular app 500px for iPhone or iPad from the App Store soon, no need to waste your time. Apple has recently pulled the app down from the App Store. The photo sharing app was apparently pulled from the store due to the presence of pornographic images being shared.
An Apple spokesperson told The Next Web that there was more to the deletion of the app than just inappropriate pictures. The Apple spokesperson 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.”
Although he has yet to comment on the possible child pornography, the COO of 500px, Evgeny Tchebotarev, stated today that pornography is against the terms and services of the app, and most inappropriate pictures are flagged by users and deleted from the app.
Tchebotarev claims that the company plans to implement auto-scanning services to prevent nude images from being shared through the app, and hopes that the app should be back in the App Store soon.
Image via: 500px