Tory minister in charge of regulating porn on apps, had porn posted on his own app

Seriously, you couldn’t make it up, it does however, beg the question: who moderates the moderators?


Tory Matt Hancock launched his own social network. It did not go well

The Tory minister in charge of regulating porn on the internet launched his own social network today, so obviously people started posting porn on it.

Questions were also raised about how the app launched by Matt Hancock, which is called ‘Matt Hancock’, deals with personal data and photos.

Mr Hancock is in charge of the government’s approach to protecting personal data.

The app’s terms and conditions contain an ominous warning to users that their contact details, photos and videos, check-ins, and other digital content could be collected by the app.

iPhone users also asked why the app appeared to be accessing photos on their devices, even when it had been denied permission to do so.

Disciple, the development company who created the app for Mr Hancock, told the Mirror: “This is not a technical bug. It’s a feature within iOS 11 , and the app has been been approved by Apple.”

The latest version of the iPhone operating system (iOS), allows new apps to access individual photos without giving access to the entire gallery.

But when this new feature is used by an app, it doesn’t trigger a pop-up window asking for permission to access the gallery – which Mr Hancock’s app does.

At the time of publication, the Disciple spokesperson had not been able to explain why the pop-up appears.

Even if the user refuses permission to access their photos, some iPhone users found they could post pictures to the app anyway, leading to concerns about privacy in the app.

Within hours the app was overrun with accounts posting joke pictures of the minister – and screenshots of porn films.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Labour MP Liam Byrne raised concerns about the app with DCMS minister Margot James, saying: “It does not require email verification, so people are already posting hardcore pornography on the site.”

Later in the afternoon, developers enabled email verification to the app.

Neither the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport or Mr Hancock’s office responded to requests for comment.

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