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Tumblr Removed from App Store

Most of us have a Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter, but how many of us have a Tumblr? While most view the platform as simply another media platform, Apple found something that they did not like.

Tumblr was removed from the App Store due to the discovery of child porn on the social media platform during a routine audit. iOS does these usually to see if the apps have content filters that can prevent the spread of things like underage porn, according to the Verge.

However, this is not the first time that Apple has booted an app from the App Store. Earlier just this year, Telegram was booted for the exact same reason.

Tumblr issued a statement stating that they removed the content in question and are working with Apple to rejoin the App Store.

Tumblr has been known as a platform that is permissive towards adult content, and has even been involved in battles with the governments of South Korea and Indonesia over their app.

Only time will tell if Tumblr is allowed to come back into Apple’s App Store, but the good news for them is that they are still allowed in the Play Store (for now).

Heartbleed affects Radford

Earlier this month, a significant Open SSL security vulnerability called Heartbleed was uncovered. In response, 52 percent of RU students plan on changing their passwords. Open SSL is a free service that exchanges keys in order to encrypt website traffic. The majority of web servers implement this service. Continue reading Heartbleed affects Radford

Having sex on … stage?

A picture from Clayton Pettet's Tumblr page. Image from Tumblr.
A picture from Clayton Pettet’s Tumblr page. Image from Tumblr.

Clayton Pettet, a 19-year-old performance artist and sophomore at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design has decided to create the performance art piece of a lifetime. “Art School Stole My Virginity” will consist of him losing his homosexual anal virginity with his partner and fellow artist on stage, in front of a live audience. The performance will take place on Jan. 25 in Hackney, East London and on top of all of this, Pettet will be asking the audience for feedback. Continue reading Having sex on … stage?

Microblogging beyond Twitter

Whenever microblogging is mentioned, thoughts inevitably turn to Twitter. But while Twitter may have a monopoly on public attention, it is by no means the only microblogging platform out there. Following are some less popularized but useful options, as well as reasons you should consider adding them to your online presence. Continue reading Microblogging beyond Twitter