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Siri can't direct you to an abortion clinic
CNN.com ^ | 12/1/11 | John D. Sutter

Posted on 12/01/2011 9:41:30 AM PST by ColdOne

(CNN) -- Siri can help you find drugstores and bars, but the iPhone 4S digital assistant is clueless when it comes to the locations of abortion clinics, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

The advocacy group this week launched an online petition asking people to send e-mails to Apple saying that "if Siri can tell us about Viagra, it should not provide bad or no information about contraceptives or abortion care. Send a message to Apple: Fix Siri."

"Although it isn't clear that Apple is intentionally trying to promote an anti-choice agenda, it is distressing that Siri can point you to Viagra, but not the Pill, or help you find an escort, but not an abortion clinic," the group wrote in a blog post Wednesday. "We're confident that the developers at Apple want to provide iPhone users with accurate information."

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2evil4words; abortion; aclu; babykillers

1 posted on 12/01/2011 9:41:35 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

In case anyone logs onto cnn.com and soon forgets which site they’re on, this article should quickly remind them.


2 posted on 12/01/2011 9:44:52 AM PST by RedStateNotShirt
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To: RedStateNotShirt

If you want an Abortion, you need to use Android.

Why is this a story?


3 posted on 12/01/2011 9:48:09 AM PST by o2bfree
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To: ColdOne

Idiots!/First of all they are not walk in places like restaurants and 2 I’m sure if you have the address you can look it up that way.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 9:53:18 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: ColdOne

F### the ACLU
anti-American Communist Leaches Union


5 posted on 12/01/2011 9:55:42 AM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: ColdOne

Siri

See - the problem is - they are asking the wrong question. They should ask: "Where can I murder my unborn child?" And Siri could answer with the closest PP clinics.

6 posted on 12/01/2011 10:03:54 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: wagglebee

abortion ping


7 posted on 12/01/2011 10:11:23 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

It’s not like “finding an abortion clinic” is something that the average user needs to do that frequently. Well, maybe for certain extreme leftists.


8 posted on 12/01/2011 10:11:37 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: ColdOne

I would suppose that the obvious reason for this is that there aren’t any abortion clinics that actually call themselves an “abortion clinic”. They advertise themselves as “family planning” or “women’s health” clinics or some other thing.


9 posted on 12/01/2011 10:18:12 AM PST by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: ColdOne

We are in an age where program code has more of a conscience than some people.


10 posted on 12/01/2011 10:18:12 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: ColdOne

In a sane world, the ACLU would build its own gps for abortionists and move on.

In a sane world...


11 posted on 12/01/2011 10:21:32 AM PST by DPMD
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To: ColdOne; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

12 posted on 12/01/2011 10:25:39 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ColdOne

Speaktoit Assistant (for Android) does.

13 posted on 12/01/2011 10:30:20 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: o2bfree

Proof?


14 posted on 12/01/2011 10:59:56 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: ColdOne

“abortion care”

How Orwellian...


15 posted on 12/01/2011 11:11:20 AM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: ColdOne

Heard about this on Rush this afternoon and, wow, did it bring back memories. According to Rush, the phone hands off the request for info to a search engine. Go talk to the search engine authors, ACLU.

The memory was the leftist harpie that ended up in my office (I was a sysadmin at the time) complaining that when she spell-checked the email message she was composing, it recognized “racist” but not “racism”.

Being a sysadmin by way of BOFH, I checked the Ultrix /usr/share/dict/words file, confirmed her complaint, and gave her the Digital Equipment Corp support hotline phone number.

She went away and didn’t come back.

Maybe if they refer the ACLU to DEC, they’ll go away... :-(


16 posted on 12/01/2011 3:06:08 PM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: ColdOne

This is surprising. I thought Apple was a leading liberal company.


17 posted on 12/01/2011 3:11:10 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: Ramius

Or “Happy Fun Surgery Clinic (It Tickles!)”


18 posted on 12/01/2011 3:14:11 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: ColdOne

Wow, it’s so hard to tell it to search for the term, isn’t it?

Or maybe they’d prefer it immediately give turn-by-turn directions to the nearest baby killing machine? Of course they would.

I’d prefer it pop up with pictures of aborted fetuses, that picture with the baby sticking its hand out, and various pro-life counseling centers.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 7:11:39 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: o2bfree
If you want an Abortion, you need to use Android.

Good post, early. Else this thread would have probably deteriorated into "But Android doesn't even have Siri, so it's better!"

20 posted on 12/02/2011 5:01:43 PM PST by Golden Eagle
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To: martin_fierro
Speaktoit Assistant (for Android) does.

Translation: "I finally found something Android does that iPhone doesn't - link maps to local abortion clinics!"

21 posted on 12/02/2011 5:06:21 PM PST by Golden Eagle
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To: Golden Eagle

Thanks for the attempted assist, Numbnuts, but I’m pretty capable of expressing myself.


22 posted on 12/02/2011 5:09:50 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Great, so what what was your supposed point, other than what I spelled out? You have the floor.


23 posted on 12/02/2011 5:15:48 PM PST by Golden Eagle
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