Tumblr Removed From Apple Store Over Child Pornography Concerns

500,000 Android users downloaded malware made by one developer

The most recent statement issued by Tumblr states that the company is "committed to helping build a safe online environment for all users, and we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to media featuring child sexual exploitation and abuse".

However, many of them couldn't find the app within Apple's store.

Social networking app Tumblr has been removed from Apple's online App Store after child pornography was found to be visible through the app. Some users have managed to work around this issue by downloading the app from the Purchased section of the App Store, though this trick is not working for everyone.

"Content safeguards are a challenging aspect of operating scaled platforms", Tumblr said in a statement.

"We're working to resolve an issue with the iOS app and hope to be fully functional again soon", Tumblr said in a statement.

These common topics of conversation often reveal key information about a child, including: name, age/date of birth, school name and even their appearance.

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Tumblr partners with organizations including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to compare uploaded material to databases of unacceptable and illegal content. "A routine audit discovered content on our platform that had not yet been included in the industry database", the company continued.

If you have downloaded any of these apps, you should immediately run an antivirus programme to try to remove it.

Tumblr updated users on the status of its availability with a post Friday and an update Saturday. South Korea has also asked it to do a better job of moderating adult content on the service.

According to the report, Tumblr was serving child pornography which got past their content filtering tools.

Android malware has been on the rise over the past couple of years, we've just seen one of the worst attacks of this kind.

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