Greasy Teens, Rest Easy! You Will No Longer Be Ripped Off By Bogus Acne ... - Cult of Mac

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Teenagers have been known to go to extreme lengths to get rid of their zits… everything from slathering their face in a quivering mask of Clearasil each night to scrubbing their visages in the ground up pits of apricots.

Rubbing an iPhone all over their greasy little faces, though, in the hopes that an app they downloaded will help zap their zits? That's just desperate, but from now on, the FTC will no longer let unscrupulous app developers prey upon our nation's zitheads. Hurrah!

According to an official announcement, the developers of so-called acne cure apps such as AcneApp and Acne Pwner will no longer be able to sell their apps on the iTunes App Store or the Android MarketPlace.

Both apps were basically just scams: for a couple bucks, vesuvial teens were told they could cure acne just by exposing their pimples to light shining from their iPhones' screens.

As if. Come on, kids… everyone knows the only way to make your acne better is the good ol' eye watering squeeze.

[via 9to5mac]

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John Brownlee

John Brownlee is news editor here at Cult of Mac, and has also written about a lot of things for a lot of different places, including Wired, Playboy, Boing Boing, Popular Mechanics, Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, AMC, Geek and the Consumerist. He lives in Cambridge with his charming inamorata and a tiny budgerigar punningly christened after Nabokov's most famous pervert. You can follow him here on Twitter.

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13 Sep, 2011

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