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Google Glass Censors Foul Language And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

by Brandon Russell | May 1, 2013May 1, 2013 6:00 pm PDT

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Foul-mouthed individuals will want to steer clear of Google’s new wearable tech, or at least bite their lip when talking to Glass. When replying to a text or email, the face computer apparently won’t recognize unacceptable language, just as Google’s voice-to-text translation feature censors dirty words. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to recite Jules’ famous “Say what again” scene from Pulp Fiction.

Google has—and probably always will—censored foul language that crosses its servers since the beginning of time. So any time you fire up Glass and want to drop a F-bomb or tell someone you stepped in dog… poo, Google will tweak the text. Because that kind of language is inappropriate as far as Google is concerned.

Users will actually have no option to get around the search giant’s goody-goody safeguards, because Google is always in control. Maybe the company will institute a less-restrictive lingual acceptance when Glass hits consumers (probably) next year, but the chances of that are highly unlikely. It looks like you’ll have to stick with cheeky acronyms like WTH and whatever else is the lingo these days.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...