Apple sued over lack of online pornography filter

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It's not exactly difficult to find pornography online, but now one man wants Apple to do something about it.

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A Tennessee man has sued Apple in federal court in an attempt to force the Cupertino, Calif., company to install a filter on all of its products that would automatically block online pornography. The lawsuit was filed June 19 in the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee.

In the complaint, the man, former attorney Chris Sevier--Sevier's license to practice law was placed on "disability inactive status" in Dec. 2011--says that he "loves Apple," but that the lack of a built-in pornography filter caused "unwarranted damages" to his life.

"[Accidentally visiting a pornographic website] appealed to [Sevier's] biological sensibilities as a male and led to an unwanted addiction with adverse consequences." Chris Sevier

The lawsuit—spread across 50 pages in the official court filing—contends that Apple should implement some sort of online pornography filter by default. Users who want to see such content would have to contact Apple to disable the filter.

Apple has yet to respond to the filing. As of July 13, the case is still accessible via the court's website. Copyright 2014 Reuters

Apple has yet to respond to the filing. As of July 13, the case is still accessible via the court's website.

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