Parents complain Amazon's Kindle Fire gives kids access to porn, accounts

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  • Reply 101 of 150
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post


    Which one of you works the drive thru at Taco Bell?



    What's a Taco Bell?
  • Reply 102 of 150
    But it's Free and Open and Wonderful and 100% Unicorn Safe!!!
  • Reply 103 of 150
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    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post


    What's a Taco Bell?



  • Reply 104 of 150
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
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    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    I don't have any kids, so it is not something that concerns me at the moment.

    :



    I think the phrase you're looking for is 'it is something about which I am completely ignorant but about which i choose to exhibit my ignorance.'
  • Reply 105 of 150
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,697member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GQB View Post


    I think the phrase you're looking for is 'it is something about which I am completely ignorant but about which i choose to exhibit my ignorance.'



    I believe that this topic was not about me, but about ignorant, cheapskate parents who bought a cheap tablet, and now they're whining about how it gives their kids access to porn.
  • Reply 106 of 150
    Kindle Fire + All other Android Devices

    = rushed to market solutions

    = second rate products



    Apple iDevices

    = time consumingly deep thought about solutions

    = first rate products



    Apple is probably solving solutions to next gen problems and issues for devices right now

    In Cupertino, while all these other companies are sat around waiting for Apples next great ideas to copy.
  • Reply 107 of 150
    cameronjcameronj Posts: 2,357member
    I've actually always found ios' parental filtering to be pitiful as well. All or nothing? Is that the best they can do? They should partner with DNS filtering services to make it easy for parents to selectively filter the web on iOS devices. Would that be so hard? I'm sure the opendns' of the world would love to work with apple on something like that.
  • Reply 108 of 150
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
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    Originally Posted by cameronj View Post


    I've actually always found ios' parental filtering to be pitiful as well. All or nothing? Is that the best they can do? They should partner with DNS filtering services to make it easy for parents to selectively filter the web on iOS devices. Would that be so hard? I'm sure the opendns' of the world would love to work with apple on something like that.



    Install the Enterprise toll to get more granular control.
  • Reply 109 of 150
    cameronjcameronj Posts: 2,357member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    Install the Enterprise toll to get more granular control.



    Thanks for proving my point. Apple needs to make this easier.
  • Reply 110 of 150
    Wow... so if you're one of these pathetic parents too lazy to actually parent and instead opt for a digital babysitter then the iPad is the best choice. (Don't worry - just convince yourself you're helping them "get ahead" by spending your money on your children instead of your time)



    What a fantastic endorsement. \
  • Reply 111 of 150
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post


    I'm passionate about... /snip boring stuff

    /semi-coherent rant.



    /back to the ignore list
  • Reply 112 of 150
    It's a shame that this thread has gotten so cluttered up with comments by Android fans and people who don't have kids but think they're experts on parenting. Personally, I don't think much of the argument that parents didn't research this product well enough. Where exactly has Amazon made it clear that the default behavior would be for you to purchase whatever you want without needing to enter a password, or that there would be no way to set age restriction limits on movie streaming? IMO, the former is a no-brainer that everyone should reasonably assume that any non-fly-by-night company would do, and the latter is at least a reasonable expectation.



    I purchased a Nook Color for my daughter a while back. I was shocked to find out that the default behavior was to allow for book and magazine purchases to be made without needing to re-enter your B&N store password. After using the iPhone and iPod Touch for a long while, I assumed that the Nook would handle this sort of thing the same way as Apple or, more correctly stated, would do what should be universally recognized as how it *ought* to operate (just as I would expect a new car I purchased would have a lock and not allow anyone to get into and start the car without a key). At least I was able to change that, but it sounds like the Fire won't let you require a password to be entered for every purchase. If true, that's completely stupid.
  • Reply 113 of 150
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jlandd View Post


    It's not a kids toy. Why is it Amazon's fault she isn't having them play DVDs on a portable DVD player instead?



    Best point of all 100+ posts. I didn't even think about that until you posted it- but you're exactly right. I could say "oh- the iPad is totally secure".... Except for thousands of webpages. Google "big nude boobs" and go to images.



    Refreshing post jlandd. If parents want to just hand their kids any tablet... Go for it. That's your right as a parent. But if they use it not supervised- it's no ones fault but your own. Kids are well... Kids.
  • Reply 114 of 150
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post


    find one post where I'm preaching Google or Android using any established talking point such as the much used "open"



    have fun.



    And no...I do not view ANYONE as a lesser being simply because they like iOS over whatever...hell iOSis the only other OS I'd use (and do use on my iPad) as far as I can tell and as far as I have touched.



    I'm here...because I enjoy it...and I do read articles too, I just don't comment on everything.



    Mac OS news is important to me as I'm in for a new computer and I do not like what I see with Windows 8 and will probably buy an Apple computer.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post


    I still don't understand the myth that somehow Apple products are more expensive. Anyone that uses or wanted and Android phone did it because they like the phone. Price has nothing to do with the choice.



    The iPhone 4 could be had for 99.00, the 3Gs for nothing. I have the 4s and the price falls in line with just about every newly released Android phone I have seen.



    Another AI tradition is most on this forum never use the products they bash. Kind of like making a comment about Windows when you have never used a Windows system.



    Why does anyone even comment to this Apple ][ guy? It kind of defeats the purpose of me having him on ignore when people quote him about how dumb and unreasonable he is.



    Yes- he has never used any product other than apple. Here is his next post- "apple is great, everything else sucks". Why respond to the drivel? He doesn't have kids, yet he posts in a thread about parental controls. He doesn't have a kindle, nor has he used one, but he posts more than anyone in every fire thread. He's a troll. Period. Search for the ignore feature, use it, let him talk to himself... He obviously thinks overly high of himself- with all his money he brags about (which all wealthy people do ), his "business he owns", and all his other "I'm better than you" posts. Im positive if you took a poll, the person who likes listening to his points the most is himself. Let it be so...
  • Reply 115 of 150
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    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    There are certain jobs where people don't ever have to touch Windows. I've never owned a Windows machine in my entire life.



    I've been working in computers practically since they first existed and I've never had a job where I had to use Windows. I've had jobs where I was forced to use DOS, but DOS was beautiful and fun before Windows came along.



    The suggestion that in order to do "real work" you have to use Windows was never really true even back when everyone was spouting it as dogma. Nowadays, putting forward the idea that children will somehow be handicapped by not knowing about Windows is just ridiculous.
  • Reply 116 of 150
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
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    Originally Posted by cameronj View Post


    Thanks for proving my point. Apple needs to make this easier.



    Parental Controls are easy enough. I wasn't suggesting that Enterprise profiles should be the new Parental Controls. That wouldn't make it easier. But if you are one that is tech savvy and what more control that is your solution.
  • Reply 117 of 150
    jlanddjlandd Posts: 873member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by euphonious View Post




    what exactly is wrong with some people preferring something cheap to something which is superior but much more expensive?



    +1



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by euphonious View Post


    since when was the premium market the only market that mattered?



    +1
  • Reply 118 of 150
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,697member
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    Originally Posted by Andysol View Post


    Why does anyone even comment to this Apple ][ guy? It kind of defeats the purpose of me having him on ignore when people quote him about how dumb and unreasonable he is.



    People often quote me because I make a lot more interesting and relevant posts than the whiny and jealous sounding nonsense that you come up with.



    Oops. You have me on ignore, you can't read this, but maybe somebody else will quote this post, and then you can see it.



    I think that you should also ignore anybody who dares to quote me, and then that should solve at least a few of the many problems and issues that you suffer from.
  • Reply 119 of 150
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,697member
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    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    Nowadays, putting forward the idea that children will somehow be handicapped by not knowing about Windows is just ridiculous.



    Agreed.
  • Reply 120 of 150
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    People often quote me because I make a lot more interesting and relevant posts than the whiny and jealous sounding nonsense that you come up with.



    Oops. You have me on ignore, you can't read this, but maybe somebody else will quote this post, and then you can see it.



    I think that you should also ignore anybody who dares to quote me, and then that should solve at least a few of the many problems and issues that you suffer from.



    Took you off ignore to see what brilliant response you would have to my post.



    About what I expected. Pretending that people quote you because they find what you say "interesting". . Not the fact 80% of the responses to you are basically calling you an idiot.



    Back to ignore.





    But for your viewing pleasure, here are the responses to your posts all bragging about how interesting and relevant you are.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chuckmoser View Post


    So much easier than actually parenting, huh?



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by paxman View Post


    And I am sure you will be a great and loving parent but it is very obvious that you don't have kids now. Most kids, you see, are hard wired to rebel. That's how they grow up to become independent beings. With an Apple nut of a parent, no matter how great and loving, it's fairly certain that your kid will want something else than an Apple. Sorry to burst your bubble, mate, but I speak from experience. "I want a Blackberry, I hate texting on my iPod" (silence, then.…) "You WHAT???? You want , WHAT??" and I have to tell you - I lost the ensuing battle.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post


    You seem to be unable to differentiate preference from "hating all things not my preference" but for the more mature among us such a distinction is simple to make.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Euphonious View Post


    They suck no more or less than obsessive Apple fans. As I've suggested previously, unwavering devotion to any multinational corporation is ridiculous and illogical.



    I do like Apple and Apple products. Why should this mean that I cannot like competitors' products as well? There is a thin line between being a fan of a product and not taking any criticism of it, and you are on the wrong side of it.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post


    I'm glad that job at Taco Bell is working out for you.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GQB View Post


    I think the phrase you're looking for is 'it is something about which I am completely ignorant but about which i choose to exhibit my ignorance.'



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Scott R View Post


    It's a shame that this thread has gotten so cluttered up with comments by Android fans and people who don't have kids but think they're experts on parenting.



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