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    Apple fixes ‘homophobic’ Russian Siri: ‘This emotion should be considered negative’

    Apple is refusing to elaborate on why it had to fix a Russian language version of Siri that avoided answering questions about gay issues or responded with hostility.
    A Russian-speaking man named Alex uploaded a YouTube video on April 11 of the device in action.
    In response to questions like “Are there any gay bars around me?” and “Is gay marriage normal?” the device either responded with silence, “You are so rude,” or “I believe this emotion should be considered negative.”

    Twitter user Andrii Mandryk asked on Tuesday: “Is she homophobic?”


    Read more: Apple fixes 'homophobic' Russian Siri: 'This emotion should be considered negative' - Washington Times
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    This says so much about so many.

    I know every day I ask my watch, phone, and other inanimate objects about their feelings on social issues.

    LOL

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    Re: Apple fixes ‘homophobic’ Russian Siri: ‘This emotion should be considered negativ

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    This says so much about so many.

    I know every day I ask my watch, phone, and other inanimate objects about their feelings on social issues.

    LOL
    I did not know that my telephone had an opinion on SSM.

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    Re: Apple fixes ‘homophobic’ Russian Siri: ‘This emotion should be considered negativ

    I can see it now. Pretty soon all development from these major players will have secondary resource libraries (tables and whatnot) that these apps will have to reference just to know what is politically correct based on the nation the phone happens to be in at that moment.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Apple fixes ‘homophobic’ Russian Siri: ‘This emotion should be considered negativ

    According to this Russian source, questions on the Russian version of Siri that include the words gay or lesbian now send the user to Google Search.

    Lol. That's quite a fix there Apple.

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