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Apple to the rescue for over-sext celebrities

Celebrities Tiger Woods and Ashley Cole will be dancing in the aisles at the news that computer giants Apple have been awarded a patent to stop users from ‘sexting,’ the practice of sending lewd text messages.

Apple haven’t released details of how the ‘control application’ will work yet, though it’s understood that it will stop potential ‘sextrs’ in their tracks, filtering out naughty or suggestive words.

A spokesperson for the company said: ‘The parental control application evaluates whether or not the communication contains approved text based on, for example, objective ratings criteria or a user’s age or grade level, and, if unauthorised, prevents such text from being included in the text-based communication.’

Good news for parents then, who until now have had no control over what their children can send or receive by text. But celebrities Tiger Woods and Ashley Cole are perhaps breathing a collective sigh of relief too. Woods infamously sent X-rated texts to his many mistresses, including one about his love for ‘rough sex’, while Ashley Cole’s ‘sextlife’ with a secretary led to the collapse of his marriage to wife Cheryl.

Still got itchy fingers boys? Not on Apple's watch you don't.

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