It might have to do with spam filtering. Trying sending an email that talks about Cialis.
Some are sold on Amazon.
Presumably the people who operate in the legal pornography business -- working for Hustler, their distributors (I'm assuming there are several) and US-based retail outlets -- don't use iCloud or it could have an unpleasant impact on their legitimate businesses.
It sounds to me more like spam cleanup.
I can barely imagine the legal consequences of deleting without notice an important email that a distressed mother might have sent to her teen.
The article suggests some connection between the phrase "barely legal" and images of child sexual abuse.
It's clear that "barely legal" has a well-established meaning of "absolutely legal; documented adults; no chance of being under age". The article failed to establish a connection between the term "barely legal" and images of child sexual abuse.
Distribution of porn requires paperwork, age certificates from models/actors etc. Things get even more dangerous when actors can be reasonably suspected to be underage.
The author speculates that this filter was driven by paranoia and CYA mentality at Apple.
EDIT: Thanks, I misunderstood.
My point was, it has nothing to do with children.
Because they are specifically promoting porn featuring women as young as legally possible. "Legal teens" would include 19 year olds, and they are trying to create the specific expectation of women who very recently turned 18.
>Why barely, which also means "not really"?
That is not what barely means at all. Barely means "only just". Barely legal means legal, but very close to the cut-off.
Not at all? Well, it is possible my translator (leo) is wrong. I think i have a fairly good understanding of the english language, but i am not a native speaker, so i tried to check my understanding.
I still think it has in this case at least the connotation.
That is the link: http://dict.leo.org/ende/index_en.html#/search=barely&se...
Anyway, if I were learning English I'd pay the $300 for an Oxford English Dictionary. You'll learn a lot that way.
This is a special case. I know that normally barely meanst "only just" (though i believed leo that it sometimes - in special cases when used in a specific way - can mean "only almost"). But if someone hears a sentence like "that is barely visible", one always implies that it is not visible at all for someone seeing a degree worse. Now, if you vist a pornsite with usergenerated content - take 4chan as example - I'd bet a lot of money that one would find a mod-guideline or at least a discussion about such a guideline to delete any threads with "barely legal teens" as topic because a lot of users would post pictures of underage girls in such a thread. In such a case, barely implies not really. And therefore such a term can have another connotation than its formal meaning.
It is really a stretch to say "it doesn't have that connotation", connotations can vary even in one language for every speaker.
you mean, "person"?
But I'd like to be in control of whether emails are being deleted or not. (Or flagged as spam or not.)
Some people prefer to get everything; others don't care if stuff is silently dropped. But it's important that they get to choose.