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Players can use default and custom lists to block profanity and slurs
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Richard Lucarelli 2016-12-16

Google has changed the guidelines for their reviews schema to prohibit the use of schema for reviews that contain profanity and vulgar language.

The new guidelines section added a line that reads, P rofanity and vulgar language are prohibited.

Do not include reviews that contain vulgar or profane language.

This means that if you mark up your reviews with schema for Google and some of the reviews contain profanity and vulgar language, you need to remove those reviews from your website or remove the schema.

Since reviews are left by your users, it can mean that you need to make sure to adapt your internal quality controls to ensure old and new reviews do not contain such language.

If you do allow profanity and vulgar language in your reviews, Google reserves the right to remove your rich snippets from the search results.

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Donald Broussard 2017-03-22

The Swear Jar app, which is linked to your bank account via PayPal, automatically fines users every time they use bad language.

It works by identifying and tallying up the amount of times you have sworn, donating 20p to Comic Relief every time you use a filthy word.

The app uses voice recognition technology from Google during the listening sessions which last for a maximum of ten minutes.

Comic Relief said it was “turning your bad habits into good deeds!”

“To make sure the pottiest of mouths don’t donate their entire savings, you make an up-front donation,” Comic Relief explains.

“Once you have confirmed you are over 18 and made your donation, you can initiate a listening session.

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Brad Patterson 2018-04-03
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Recent Facebook controversy prompted many users to download their data from the social network, and some of them discovered an unexpected surprise: the data contains videos the users created but never saved.

It seems the videos were recorded using Facebook’s older tools, but then discarded rather than published.

The users had believed the videos were gone for good, making their presence within the data download file an uncomfortable discovery.

Facebook didn’t have much info about the discovery at the time, saying that it would look into why the videos were in the downloaded data.

Now it has a response, blaming the unpublished content on a bug that caused the drafts to be saved.

The company provided the details through a spokesperson to NY Magazine, explaining that the bug caused deleted drafts to be saved.

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Johnny Ament 2016-06-24
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We then collaborated as a team in response, Constable Jason Michalyshen told The Huffington Post.

@Adam Earis Let us know if you find a source for fake IDs.

— Winnipeg Police @wpgpolice June 20, 2016

We ve been given some liberties with the account and we have seized it as an opportunity to show a different side of the service, Michalyshen said, who added that the team does post important news, but also likes to showcase that those who serve have personalities as well.

Despite police calling Earis out, he kept his cool:

Earis was indeed a great sport about this tweet.

Earis even took advantage of the attention their exchange was getting and promoted his mixtape:

@wpgpolice id like to take this 5 minutes of fame to promote my mixtape, coming soon to iTunes , stay tuned

— 18K @Adam Earis June 20, 2016

And the police appreciated his savvy hustle:

If you listen to his mixtape he s actually not bad!

There s a little more profanity in his lyrics than I can endorse but he s smooth.

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Carol Sobers 2019-05-23
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The dire requirement of fresh and quality content is never-ending.

It saves both time and money.

Hence, content aggregator arise as an important social media tool in the field of content marketing.

They help you leverage the content created by others for strengthening your online presence and marketing your online business helping it to grow.

It not just discovers the best quality and the most relevant user-generated content for you but also helps you curate, customize, and display it to your audience in a really engaging and interactive manner.

It comes with amazing customization options, beautiful themes, responsive designs & layouts, robust analytics features, sentiment analysis, powerful moderation & curation features, profanity filters, hashtag highlighters, profanity filters, and many more.

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Michael Rase 2019-08-30
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is having a bad day, with hackers taking over control of his account and using it to tweet out racism and profanity.

A group referring to itself as the “Chuckle Gang” apparently broke into the @jack account, and then proceeded to send out racism and retweet other users to the chief executive’s 4.2 million followers.

It’s an embarrassing security lapse for one of Twittter’s highest-profile users.

Multiple messages were sent out using the account, though many were subsequently deleted as the hackers retained control.

The hack started on Friday afternoon, with rogue tweets being posted to the account.

Among the profanity, the hackers included links to a Discord server which has since been deactivated.

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Marshall Johnson 2017-10-26
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Snapchat will enforce stricter rules about the kinds of sexual content it allows in its Discover section for media publishers.

The change is a new iteration of the Discover policy introduced back in January that bans "profanity, overly sexualized content, and violent content."

Snapchat still allows Discover partners to show sensitive content if they deem it newsworthy.

Parent company Snap Inc. recently updated its the guidelines for the Discover section to more clearly prohibit sexually explicit images and text, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The change, which Snap confirmed to Business Insider on Thursday, builds off the company's January policy that bans "profanity, overly sexualized content, and violent content" in Discover unless the content is deemed newsworthy.

Discover is Snapchat's hub for news and entertainment articles featured on from a select group of publishing partners.

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Rex Canale 2016-05-24
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A system that monitors swearing and general fury on parts of the internet could lead to lower chocolate prices in Australia, as the makers of the Snickers sugar lump have started dropping the price as people get madder.

They're using a thing someone thought to call the Hungerithm, a method of monitoring social media posts and translating the frequency of swear words, sad face emoticons and whines at major corporations into a hunger index -- one that generates a promotional bar code with a higher value when internet anger is high, letting users print it out and save a few pence off the price some chocolate.

It's basically just an advert for sweets tied into the internet and the modern day hobby of being literally furious about the tiniest of things all of the time, albeit one with a tangible benefit for fans of the dense nutty treat.

And are happy to be on the internet all day and suffer the misery of turning on the printer and trying to make the sodding thing work if it means saving 15p.

Hungerithm via Mashable

Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?

Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.

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Theodore Davis 2018-12-17
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The average American utters 80 to 90 curse words every day — that's about five swears every hour.

Swearing can have benefits from relieving stress or pain, to helping you bond with your coworkers.

WATCH NEXT: "Animated map shows where American accents came from"

Americans are cursing more today than ever before.

And it might not be in vain.

When you stub your toe and holler your favorite dirty, four-letter word, You're actually doing yourself a favor.

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Val Strefeler 2016-08-22
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Our modern culture has some strange taboos.

While many of us are comfortable watching exceedingly adult shows like Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad, swearing at the dinner table is right out.

However, if you want to bond with someone, dropping a few profanities might be a good idea.

As Michael Adams explains in his book In Praise of Profanity, the fact that swearing is taboo means that the act of swearing can make you a little vulnerable.

Think back to the first time you dropped an f-bomb with someone you just met.

You probably felt a brief feeling of nervousness, wondering if they would accept it, or if they d be offended by your language.

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Eric Billiter 2017-06-22
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When a new gadget is in short supply there are only two possibilities for why that is the case: Either the company simply can’t make enough to satisfy the consumer lust for the product, or the company is intentionally bottlenecking its shipments in order to artificially create a sense of demand.

Plenty of companies have been accused of such things in the past, and while Nintendo is no stranger to being on the receiving end of those accusations — especially with the original Wii — the company is now swearing that the sold-out Switch console isn’t a product of artificial demand.

In an interview with Ars Technica, Nintendo’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Charlie Scibetta, addressed the question head-on.

“It’s definitely not intentional in terms of shorting the market,” Scibetta told the outlet.

“We’re making it as fast as we can.

We want to get as many units out as we can to support all the software that’s coming out right now… our job really is to get it out as quick as we can, especially for this holiday because we want to have units on shelves to support Super Mario Odyssey.”

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Michael Lofton 2016-12-30

Hatchimals were the 'must have' Christmas gift for children this year

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Donald Mansour 2016-05-24
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A system that monitors swearing and general fury on parts of the internet could lead to lower chocolate prices in Australia, as the makers of the Snickers sugar lump have started dropping the price as people get madder.

They're using a thing someone thought to call the Hungerithm, a method of monitoring social media posts and translating the frequency of swear words, sad face emoticons and whines at major corporations into a hunger index -- one that generates a promotional bar code with a higher value when internet anger is high, letting users print it out and save a few pence off the price some chocolate.

It's basically just an advert for sweets tied into the internet and the modern day hobby of being literally furious about the tiniest of things all of the time, albeit one with a tangible benefit for fans of the dense nutty treat.

And are happy to be on the internet all day and suffer the misery of turning on the printer and trying to make the sodding thing work if it means saving 15p.

Hungerithm via Mashable

Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?

Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.

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Edward Lambert 2020-08-28
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Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Today Steam revealed a new system called Text & Chat Filtering, which essentially allows you to customize what you see and don’t see in private spaces. You can choose which words you see and don’t see, even otherwise innocuous words that may be offensive or triggering to you. We’ll show you how. Valve announced the new feature today via Steam Labs, its experimental space. Essentially, Steam bans profanity and slurs in public spaces, such as…

This story continues at The Next Web
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William Mcneely 2018-03-26
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Facebook is in more than just a spot of bother, and the troubled social network is once again on the defensive after claims were made that it has been scraping your call and SMS history for years via its Messenger and Facebook Lite apps.

However, Facebook states that "this is not the case.".

In a public post on its newsroom, the social network gets straight to the point: "You may have seen some recent reports that Facebook has been logging people's call and SMS (text) history without their permission.

"This is not the case."

The reports it speaks of include an article by Ars Technica which highlighted the possibility that Facebook is harvesting call and SMS data without permission, and the site claims that the firm's response doesn't fully align with its own findings.

While the feature records when you contact a friend, Facebook is clear that it doesn't read what messages contain.

collect
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Earl Rizvi 2020-08-28
img
Players can use default and custom lists to block profanity and slurs
Donald Broussard 2017-03-22

The Swear Jar app, which is linked to your bank account via PayPal, automatically fines users every time they use bad language.

It works by identifying and tallying up the amount of times you have sworn, donating 20p to Comic Relief every time you use a filthy word.

The app uses voice recognition technology from Google during the listening sessions which last for a maximum of ten minutes.

Comic Relief said it was “turning your bad habits into good deeds!”

“To make sure the pottiest of mouths don’t donate their entire savings, you make an up-front donation,” Comic Relief explains.

“Once you have confirmed you are over 18 and made your donation, you can initiate a listening session.

Johnny Ament 2016-06-24
img

We then collaborated as a team in response, Constable Jason Michalyshen told The Huffington Post.

@Adam Earis Let us know if you find a source for fake IDs.

— Winnipeg Police @wpgpolice June 20, 2016

We ve been given some liberties with the account and we have seized it as an opportunity to show a different side of the service, Michalyshen said, who added that the team does post important news, but also likes to showcase that those who serve have personalities as well.

Despite police calling Earis out, he kept his cool:

Earis was indeed a great sport about this tweet.

Earis even took advantage of the attention their exchange was getting and promoted his mixtape:

@wpgpolice id like to take this 5 minutes of fame to promote my mixtape, coming soon to iTunes , stay tuned

— 18K @Adam Earis June 20, 2016

And the police appreciated his savvy hustle:

If you listen to his mixtape he s actually not bad!

There s a little more profanity in his lyrics than I can endorse but he s smooth.

Michael Rase 2019-08-30
img

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is having a bad day, with hackers taking over control of his account and using it to tweet out racism and profanity.

A group referring to itself as the “Chuckle Gang” apparently broke into the @jack account, and then proceeded to send out racism and retweet other users to the chief executive’s 4.2 million followers.

It’s an embarrassing security lapse for one of Twittter’s highest-profile users.

Multiple messages were sent out using the account, though many were subsequently deleted as the hackers retained control.

The hack started on Friday afternoon, with rogue tweets being posted to the account.

Among the profanity, the hackers included links to a Discord server which has since been deactivated.

Rex Canale 2016-05-24
img

A system that monitors swearing and general fury on parts of the internet could lead to lower chocolate prices in Australia, as the makers of the Snickers sugar lump have started dropping the price as people get madder.

They're using a thing someone thought to call the Hungerithm, a method of monitoring social media posts and translating the frequency of swear words, sad face emoticons and whines at major corporations into a hunger index -- one that generates a promotional bar code with a higher value when internet anger is high, letting users print it out and save a few pence off the price some chocolate.

It's basically just an advert for sweets tied into the internet and the modern day hobby of being literally furious about the tiniest of things all of the time, albeit one with a tangible benefit for fans of the dense nutty treat.

And are happy to be on the internet all day and suffer the misery of turning on the printer and trying to make the sodding thing work if it means saving 15p.

Hungerithm via Mashable

Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?

Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.

Val Strefeler 2016-08-22
img

Our modern culture has some strange taboos.

While many of us are comfortable watching exceedingly adult shows like Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad, swearing at the dinner table is right out.

However, if you want to bond with someone, dropping a few profanities might be a good idea.

As Michael Adams explains in his book In Praise of Profanity, the fact that swearing is taboo means that the act of swearing can make you a little vulnerable.

Think back to the first time you dropped an f-bomb with someone you just met.

You probably felt a brief feeling of nervousness, wondering if they would accept it, or if they d be offended by your language.

Michael Lofton 2016-12-30

Hatchimals were the 'must have' Christmas gift for children this year

Edward Lambert 2020-08-28
img

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Today Steam revealed a new system called Text & Chat Filtering, which essentially allows you to customize what you see and don’t see in private spaces. You can choose which words you see and don’t see, even otherwise innocuous words that may be offensive or triggering to you. We’ll show you how. Valve announced the new feature today via Steam Labs, its experimental space. Essentially, Steam bans profanity and slurs in public spaces, such as…

This story continues at The Next Web
Richard Lucarelli 2016-12-16

Google has changed the guidelines for their reviews schema to prohibit the use of schema for reviews that contain profanity and vulgar language.

The new guidelines section added a line that reads, P rofanity and vulgar language are prohibited.

Do not include reviews that contain vulgar or profane language.

This means that if you mark up your reviews with schema for Google and some of the reviews contain profanity and vulgar language, you need to remove those reviews from your website or remove the schema.

Since reviews are left by your users, it can mean that you need to make sure to adapt your internal quality controls to ensure old and new reviews do not contain such language.

If you do allow profanity and vulgar language in your reviews, Google reserves the right to remove your rich snippets from the search results.

Brad Patterson 2018-04-03
img

Recent Facebook controversy prompted many users to download their data from the social network, and some of them discovered an unexpected surprise: the data contains videos the users created but never saved.

It seems the videos were recorded using Facebook’s older tools, but then discarded rather than published.

The users had believed the videos were gone for good, making their presence within the data download file an uncomfortable discovery.

Facebook didn’t have much info about the discovery at the time, saying that it would look into why the videos were in the downloaded data.

Now it has a response, blaming the unpublished content on a bug that caused the drafts to be saved.

The company provided the details through a spokesperson to NY Magazine, explaining that the bug caused deleted drafts to be saved.

Carol Sobers 2019-05-23
img

The dire requirement of fresh and quality content is never-ending.

It saves both time and money.

Hence, content aggregator arise as an important social media tool in the field of content marketing.

They help you leverage the content created by others for strengthening your online presence and marketing your online business helping it to grow.

It not just discovers the best quality and the most relevant user-generated content for you but also helps you curate, customize, and display it to your audience in a really engaging and interactive manner.

It comes with amazing customization options, beautiful themes, responsive designs & layouts, robust analytics features, sentiment analysis, powerful moderation & curation features, profanity filters, hashtag highlighters, profanity filters, and many more.

Marshall Johnson 2017-10-26
img

Snapchat will enforce stricter rules about the kinds of sexual content it allows in its Discover section for media publishers.

The change is a new iteration of the Discover policy introduced back in January that bans "profanity, overly sexualized content, and violent content."

Snapchat still allows Discover partners to show sensitive content if they deem it newsworthy.

Parent company Snap Inc. recently updated its the guidelines for the Discover section to more clearly prohibit sexually explicit images and text, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The change, which Snap confirmed to Business Insider on Thursday, builds off the company's January policy that bans "profanity, overly sexualized content, and violent content" in Discover unless the content is deemed newsworthy.

Discover is Snapchat's hub for news and entertainment articles featured on from a select group of publishing partners.

Theodore Davis 2018-12-17
img

The average American utters 80 to 90 curse words every day — that's about five swears every hour.

Swearing can have benefits from relieving stress or pain, to helping you bond with your coworkers.

WATCH NEXT: "Animated map shows where American accents came from"

Americans are cursing more today than ever before.

And it might not be in vain.

When you stub your toe and holler your favorite dirty, four-letter word, You're actually doing yourself a favor.

Eric Billiter 2017-06-22
img

When a new gadget is in short supply there are only two possibilities for why that is the case: Either the company simply can’t make enough to satisfy the consumer lust for the product, or the company is intentionally bottlenecking its shipments in order to artificially create a sense of demand.

Plenty of companies have been accused of such things in the past, and while Nintendo is no stranger to being on the receiving end of those accusations — especially with the original Wii — the company is now swearing that the sold-out Switch console isn’t a product of artificial demand.

In an interview with Ars Technica, Nintendo’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Charlie Scibetta, addressed the question head-on.

“It’s definitely not intentional in terms of shorting the market,” Scibetta told the outlet.

“We’re making it as fast as we can.

We want to get as many units out as we can to support all the software that’s coming out right now… our job really is to get it out as quick as we can, especially for this holiday because we want to have units on shelves to support Super Mario Odyssey.”

Donald Mansour 2016-05-24
img

A system that monitors swearing and general fury on parts of the internet could lead to lower chocolate prices in Australia, as the makers of the Snickers sugar lump have started dropping the price as people get madder.

They're using a thing someone thought to call the Hungerithm, a method of monitoring social media posts and translating the frequency of swear words, sad face emoticons and whines at major corporations into a hunger index -- one that generates a promotional bar code with a higher value when internet anger is high, letting users print it out and save a few pence off the price some chocolate.

It's basically just an advert for sweets tied into the internet and the modern day hobby of being literally furious about the tiniest of things all of the time, albeit one with a tangible benefit for fans of the dense nutty treat.

And are happy to be on the internet all day and suffer the misery of turning on the printer and trying to make the sodding thing work if it means saving 15p.

Hungerithm via Mashable

Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?

Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.

William Mcneely 2018-03-26
img

Facebook is in more than just a spot of bother, and the troubled social network is once again on the defensive after claims were made that it has been scraping your call and SMS history for years via its Messenger and Facebook Lite apps.

However, Facebook states that "this is not the case.".

In a public post on its newsroom, the social network gets straight to the point: "You may have seen some recent reports that Facebook has been logging people's call and SMS (text) history without their permission.

"This is not the case."

The reports it speaks of include an article by Ars Technica which highlighted the possibility that Facebook is harvesting call and SMS data without permission, and the site claims that the firm's response doesn't fully align with its own findings.

While the feature records when you contact a friend, Facebook is clear that it doesn't read what messages contain.