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After School Is Back On The App Store, But With Changes To Curb Cyberbullying

TechCrunch

After School is back. The anonymous message board application returned to the App Store several hours after it disappeared earlier today. The app is still marketed to students and allows for the anonymous posting of messages. But an Apple spokesperson tells me that the developer made changes to prevent inappropriate and offensive content.

The app now has a 17+ age restriction and users can flag content. Apple told the developer to clean up the content and I couldn’t find any content bullying another person after the app relaunched.

Apple takes reports of cyberbullying and offensive content very seriously. An Apple spokesperson tells me that following TechCrunch’s report last night, Apple’s developer team contacted the developer and asked him to take the app down and make changes. We noticed the app was no longer available around 7:00 am ET this morning, but the app returned around 6:00 pm…

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