Today, Techcrunch reported that the US Patent and Trademark Office approved an Apple patent which "prevents users from sending or receiving 'objectionable' text messages." Meaning, parents will be able to snap some app on their kid's iPhone that'll keep them from sexting their randy little friends. Yeah, good luck with that.
Some things remain unclear, what of the best (and potentially filthiest) new feature of the iPhone 4FaceTime? Will this app be able to decode digital wank seshes? Close-up titty smushes? Pressed hams?
According to the patent, parents will be able to customize the filter.
The parental control application evaluates whether or not the communication contains approved text based on, for example, objective ratings criteria or a user's age or grade level, and, if unauthorized, prevents such text from being included in the text-based communication.
So along with a later curfew, you'll be able to allow your kids a little more scandalous language with each passing birthday. And instead of grounding them when they go astray, parents will be able to take away terms like "makeout" or "fingerbang."
Remember kidssexting is a privilege, not a right.