iPhones may soon get 'anti-sexting' feature

October 13, 2010 10:00:00 PM PDT
Parents may soon be able to stop their kids from sending sexually-charged text messages on the iPhone. Apple has obtained the patent for an "anti-sexting" feature on the iPhone.

Certain words, even if abbreviated, would be identified on the message, and that would either keep the message from being sent or the questionable words would be changed.

While the texting interface would filter text, it does not address explicit images.