Apple: Siri's Abortion Blind Spot Not Intentional

Company reiterates product is officially in beta
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2011 10:22 AM CST
Apple executive Phil Schiller speaks about the new voice recognition app called Siri during introduction of the new iPhone 4s at the company’s headquarters October 4, 2011 in Cupertino, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Apple says Siri isn’t trying to hide abortion clinics or places to buy birth control from users, characterizing its apparent inability to find reproductive health services as a glitch, and noting that the voice-activated search software is still technically in beta testing. “While it can find a lot, it doesn’t always find what you want,” an Apple spokeswoman tells the New York Times. “These are not intentional omissions meant to offend anyone. It simply means that as we bring Siri from beta to a final product, we find places where we can do better.” (Read more Apple stories.)

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