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. Before Google took the apps down, two had even reached Google Play store's trending section, Stefanko added.
But now, as per WABetaInfo, the Twitter account that keeps a track on the upcoming WhatsApp features, Apple is removing all third-party WhatsApp Sticker apps from its App Store as they "are violating their guidelines".
The app is still available for Android on Google's Play Store.
Users who downloaded the apps from Google's store thought they were getting a simple driving game when in reality they received apps that were filled with bugs and crashed every time they were opened.
However, Download.com learned what really happened-proving the speculations were right. Early this year, Apple pulled the popular secure messaging app Telegram from the App Store because it was being used to share child pornography.
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Tumblr revealed that every image uploaded to their platform is "scanned against an industry database of child sexual abuse material" to filter out offending materials.
It wasn't until a routine audit that Tumblr discovered that photos that were not in the database had made it online.
If you have downloaded any of these apps, you should immediately run an antivirus programme to try to remove it.
"Content safeguards are a challenging aspect of operating scaled platforms", Tumblr says.
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