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Apple Puts US Conspiracy Theorist’s App On App Store

"We carefully review content on our platforms and products for violations of our terms and conditions, or our content policies. If an app or user violates these, we take action," BuzzFeed News quoted a Google spokesperson as saying.

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Apple has announced that the mobile app of US consipiracy theorist Alex Jones’, Infowars Official, will continue to be available on its App Store because the application in particular has not violated any of the company’s guidelines, the media reported.

Recently, Apple, along with Facebook and Google-owned YouTube took down and banned videos and podcasts by Jones put on pages identified as Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page, for violating the hate speech, bullying and extremist behaviours rules, making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming.

The content that got banned on Apple reportedly includes “defamatory, discriminatory or mean-spirited content, including references or commentary about religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, national/ethnic origin, or other targeted groups, particularly if the app is likely to humiliate, intimidate, or place a targeted individual or group in harm’s way,” BuzzFeedNews reported on Wednesday.

But the company believes that the “Infowars Official” app has yet to violate any of those standards.

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Apple, along with Facebook and Google-owned YouTube took down and banned videos and podcasts by Jones .(VOA)

“We strongly support all points of view being represented on the App Store, as long as the apps are respectful to users with differing opinions, and follow our clear guidelines, ensuring the App Store is a safe marketplace for all,” the report quoted Apple as saying.

An Android version of the app remains in Google’s app store as well.

“We carefully review content on our platforms and products for violations of our terms and conditions, or our content policies. If an app or user violates these, we take action,” BuzzFeed News quoted a Google spokesperson as saying.

Also Read: Twitter CEO Expands on Why He Won’t Ban Alex Jones, Infowars

Jones was banned from posting violating content on his Facebook pages for a period of 30 days because his content contained “dehumanising language to describe people who are transgenders, Muslims and immigrants,” which violates the social networking giant’s hate speech policies, as per previous reports. (IANS)

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Apple Watch Series 4 Crashing, Reported Bugs

The Apple Watch features edge-to-edge display and comes with support to track heartbeat data.

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Apple Watch Series 4: Fall-detection for aged, fitness aid for millennials. Flickr Commons

A bug discovered in Apple Watch Series 4 is reportedly crashing the device and causing it to get stuck on re-boot loops, the media reported.

“The Watch reboots itself repeatedly, as long as the ‘Infograph Modular’ face is active with the ‘Activity’ complication. Every time the device boots, it tries to load the complications again, fails and restarts. This continues indefinitely until the watch runs out of power,” 9To5Mac reported late on Sunday.

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A demonstration of the newly released  products is seen following the product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S. Sept. 12, 2018. (VOA)

The “Activity” feature is responsible for sketching a timeline graph of the current day, showing hour-by-hour data for calories, exercise minutes and stand hours.

The maximum complaints are coming from Australia where people have experienced the change in daylight saving time, which may have caused the “Activity” feature not been able to draw its graph.

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Apple was yet to release a bug-fix software update to resolve this issue. Apple

“Until Apple provides specific steps, we would recommend leaving the Watch alone and waiting it out. Do not bother putting it back on the charger as it will just continue to drain its battery and reboot,” the report added.

Also Read: TECNO Mobile Unveils Its First Flagship Smartphone in India

Apple was yet to release a bug-fix software update to resolve this issue.

The Apple Watch features edge-to-edge display and comes with support to track heartbeat data, heart rhythm and notify users. (IANS)

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