Twitters's new short videos sharing app Vine has been middle of controversies. The app which was designed for iOS was first rated suitable for age 12. Controversies arrived, when pornographic material started surfacing in the app and Vine was given adult rating on Apple's store.
The striking blow came when a Editor''s Pick showing a couple engaged in a sexual act entered the app's popular now list. The video became headlines and Twitter apologized saying it was human error.
The Vine App recently was updated to the version 1.0.5. The update introduces a new 17+ rating along with a couple of new features. The update adds a feature to enable sharing of Vine videos on Twitter and Facebook, after they're posted. Also, The user can report or block videos and even user profiles for that matter.The issue relating to black screen appearing, post uploading videos has been fixed. Apart from these, a bunch of other minor bugs have been fixed.
Given that the pornographic material already exists in the video sharing app, the age restriction change brought about by the update is more a symbol of good gesture, as kids can still bypass the statutory age warning sign and access the video, anyways. However, the report feature might be a effective tool to get rid of the abusive material.