Blip! Apple is making software to censor all the curse words in your favorite saucy tunes
posted by Luis D. / Apr 07, 2016, 10:57 AM
Being the mastermind behind iTunes and all, Apple knows that censoring tunes with blips, screeches, and silences really sucks. Which is why the system can also detect the music behind the lyrics and simply silence the swear words, generating background music so that the track appears to continue seamlessly. That sounds way nicer! Apple’s tech also applies to audio books. For example, explicit sentences can be filtered out to make the content suitable for minors.
For better or worse, there’s no sign that Apple will actually start censoring music on iTunes or its Apple Music streaming service anytime soon. Beats 1, its free online radio station, is already restricted to non-explicit edits of songs, however. Of course, Apple has been remarkably strict with the kind of content that makes it onto iTunes and the App Store. Back in 2010, Steve Jobs famously made it clear that the App Store would remain a porn-free zone, snarkily remarking that “folks who want porn can buy an Android phone.”
Anyway, if Apple does implement this, we suspect it will only a matter of time before a skilled coder/jokester puts together an app that does the opposite, turning harmless pop lyrics into profanity-inejcted fests of slam poetry.
via Business Insider
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As long as it can be disabled idc. If there is one thing that annoys me is when Play Music censors my songs and i have no way to disable it
posted on Apr 07, 2016, 11:00 AM 1
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f**k Apple! (edit) Shit! Fuck PA! They've gone censor on me! :P (reedit) WTF? I can't tell Apple to go fuck themselves but I can tell PA? What kind of bot are they hiring? P.S. Before I get banned, I'll say in my defense that this is a tongue in cheek post. I don't
posted on Apr 07, 2016, 11:13 AM 6
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Nudity and cursing, the 2 things Americans should not be exposed to (see their public TV policies for example). But violence? Mostly NP. Unexplainable (double) standards.
posted on Apr 07, 2016, 12:32 PM 6
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Unless they weren't breastfed, everyone has seen boobs before. OMG! That means we're exposing babies to boobies! Everyone, stop breastfeeding or you'll end up raising a deviant sex offender! But it's OK if you beat someone to death with a barbed wire wrapped baseball bat or rip out their throat, just don't curse when you do it. ;-)
posted on Apr 07, 2016, 1:17 PM 2
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All these people saying Apple wants to control what you listen to, can you even think for a moment and see what the use-case might be for this? I can see how this could be used in a public area or a business or parents wanting to control their children's listening habit, etc. I doubt they (Apple) would enforce this on everyone and not give any control to disable it.
posted on Apr 07, 2016, 2:16 PM 0
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I can see a use of this, for those parents who want to be irresponsible of the content their kids listen to without worrying about kids getting spoiled with all them curse words...thanks but no thanks, I'd rather be responsible.
posted on Apr 07, 2016, 10:59 PM 0
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seems interesting, I want to hear eminem's "fack" or other songs with this... *beep* *bep* *beeep* *beep* *beeeep* *bep* *beep* *beeep* *beep*..
posted on Apr 08, 2016, 3:17 AM 0
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