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Vine Updates App, Now Comes With 17+ Rating For Risque Clips

While emphasizing social sharing, the short-video service battles its porn problem with a move borrowed from Hollywood.

Vine Updates App, Now Comes With 17+ Rating For Risque Clips

Vine, that six-second video share bought by Twitter last year, has brought in an NC-17 rating after last week’s…porn-y situation. You might recall that was when an X-rated video was accidentally made an editor’s picks. And so, as The Verge notes, the video-sharing site’s 1.0.5 update for its app now contains the little blue box asking users to confirm that they are over 17–a slo-mo video replay, if you like, of what Tumblr did last week.

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The update also allows users to share their video on social media after they have posted it on Vine, with Twitter- and Facebook-share buttons. This is a fairly fast work-around to Facebook’s recent blocking of third-party access to its users’ data, the very same move it had busted the month before with Instagram, meaning users of the photo-sharing service couldn’t post photos directly into their Twitter feed.

[Image from the App Store via The Verge]

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