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Apple removes prostitutes from Chinese Siri search results

updated 01:15 pm EDT, Wed October 31, 2012

Guns also censored in China

Apple has pulled prostitutes from Siri search results in China, according to the Times of India. In response to user queries in the region, Siri will now reportedly answer with "I couldn't find any escort services." An Apple customer service representative tells the Times that that the censorship comes in response to "reports from our users."

The representative notes that some other Siri searches are censored as well if they violate Chinese law. Asking where you can buy guns, for instance, won't turn up any results in the country. For contrast, Siri can be used to find both gun stores and prostitutes in the US, as well as things like tobacco, pornography, and liquor.




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  1. Joseph Cool

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 10-31-12

    Chinese can afford prostitutes?

  1. Ben IncaHutz

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 09-28-12

    Yes, yes they can.

  1. Zanziboy

    Forum Regular

    Joined: 08-27-08

    The restrictions only apply to Foxconn workers! :lol: No prostitutes for you! Back to work on those iPhones!

  1. pairof9s

    Senior User

    Joined: 01-03-08

    And they did it on Trick or Treat Night!!

  1. blahblahbber

    Banned

    Joined: 02-01-05

    I think foxconn is trying to hog all the whores.... GREED :lol:

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