Google's Nexus One Cleans Up Curse Words
Voice-recognition feature uses # symbols on its screen readout
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2010 2:57 PM CST
The Nexus One phone from Google.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

(Newser) – No cursing, please, your Nexus One might be listening: Reuters has discovered a quirk with the Google phone's nifty voice-recognition feature. If you say "bullshit," the readout on the screen will be "bull####." Ditto with other favorite phrases of the potty-mouthed. What gives? Google says it's not being prudish, just a little cautious.

“We filter potentially offensive or inappropriate results because we want to avoid situations whereby we might misrecognize a spoken query and return profanity when, in fact, the user said something completely innocent,” explains a spokeswoman.

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wtf_wtf
Jan 25, 2010 8:03 AM CST
hahahahahahahahaha
BleeBloo
Jan 25, 2010 6:29 AM CST
Easy workaround: either follow it with "dot com" (since if you want to go to cuntwaffle.com , that's not a matter for censorship?) OR type it out yourself.
krymsonkyng
Jan 24, 2010 10:08 AM CST
Laughing my fucking ass off.