The more developers dive into the Google Glass Explorer Edition, the more they come across some rather draconian rules imposed by Google. In addition to forbidding users to give away, share or sell their Glass, Google is also censoring colorful language. Try to text the F-word to a friend through Google Glass, and Google Voice will clean up your message.
Of course, this really isn’t anything new. Most voice dictation programs censor adult language, or at least make suggestion for other words. However, these programs allow users to go back and manually correct the message to ensure the swear words are there. With Google Glass, there is no option to do this.
There is also no option to disable this potty-mouth filter, though a programmer recently showed how easy it is to jailbreak Glass. Of course, then you run the risk of Google remotely disabling your device.
This is the latest in a series of updates to make Google a little more PG. In December, Google eliminated the “Moderate” search option and made SafeSearch the default setting. There is only an option to “filter explicit results,” and this option can now be locked.
So if you’re looking to change your swearing habit, Google Glass might just be the thing for you.
Originally from Northern California, Ryan W. Neal came to New York to earn his master's in journalism from Columbia University. He joined IB Times April 2013, and is a writer...