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Old 04-02-2011, 05:30 PM
Steven McPherson
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Default Imagewind RIP: Microsoft Removes Potentially Controversial App from Marketplace

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/01/microsoft-removes-imagewind-from-marketplace-wp7-gets-first-bit/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/01/...gets-first-bit/</a><br /><br /></div><p>"Microsoft has pulled pulled Imagewind from the Windows Phone Marketplace, an app that basically pulls random images en masse from the Twitter-stream, splaying them all over your touchscreen."</p><p><img height="200" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//wpt/auto/1301760250.usr8953.png" width="200" /></p><p>So it appears that Microsoft has taken one of the first steps that I have heard of since the release of the Windows Phone 7 platform and availability of the Marketplace to <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/01/microsoft-removes-imagewind-from-marketplace-wp7-gets-first-bit/" target="_blank">remove an already released app</a> that they believe could be somewhat controversial. &nbsp;The app, Imagewind, which takes random pictures from a "twitter-stream" and enables you to display them on your phone does so without a "filter" in Microsoft's opinion. &nbsp; The filter that Microsoft has indicated it would like to see would filter out less than&nbsp;desirable&nbsp;or "seedy" images. &nbsp;To me, this sounds like a really cool app, but could also make for some very uncomfortable situations when less than&nbsp;desirable&nbsp;images pop up on your screen. &nbsp;I'm voting for a good call, however, this one I could also put into the "don't install it if you don't like it" category. &nbsp;I'm neutral but not in favor&nbsp;censoring&nbsp;others creations. &nbsp;</p>
 
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