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iPhone's 'Siri' directs Chinese to brothels: Media

Published on Oct 29, 2012 8:06 PM
 
 A woman displays Siri, voice-activated assistant technology, on an Apple iPhone 4S in Taipei on July 30, 2012. Concerns that the Chinese version of the Apple iPhone's new voice-activated assistant "Siri" directs users to brothels has been raised by netizens and lawyers, state media said on Monday. --PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - Concerns that the Chinese version of the Apple iPhone's new voice-activated assistant "Siri" directs users to brothels has been raised by netizens and lawyers, state media said on Monday.

Users of the recently released Mandarin version of Siri were given several options for finding prostitutes upon request, but could not verify if the listings were accurate, the state-run China Daily said.

It cited a lawyer as saying the information supplied by Siri had "affected the public order and had a negative influence".

Prostitution is banned in China, which retains a largely conservative attitude to sex.

 
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