Where do you keep your notes? If you’re like the majority of Apple’s customers, you use the built-in Notes app. What’s not to like? It’s a mini word processor that lets you format notes, save them to iCloud, and then use the notes on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
What you probably do not expect in Notes is Big Brother. Yes, Big Brother is watching you in form of autocorrect meets censorship.
How is that possible? Apple has become Big Brother and is watching you. How?
Killian Bell explains:
iOS 13 is cracking down on potty mouths. Apple’s built-in Notes app automatically censors handwritten curse words. However, it seems words considered to be less offensive are ignored.
iOS 13 is due to hit the streets in about a month and with it comes a long list of improvements and features to Apple’s basic applications.
Yep. Someone found automatic curse word censoring in Notes, but fortunately you won’t find such autocorrect censorship in the iPhone or iPad’s keyboard.
The censorship occurs in the handwriting feature.
It’s not clear why Apple has decided to start censoring handwritten curses. After all, if you don’t mind writing them, you probably don’t have an issue with reading them.
Where could the lead to?
Apple is the most Disneyesque techno-gadget maker, so it’s possible the company could be slow walking censorship into the keyboard. Imagine trying to post a hate filled screen about someone you don’t like, but having the hate words changed to something nice instead.
To be honest, I’m all for that kind of Big Brother is watching. The world has too many people that hate others with abandon and anything that helps to keep them offline gets a nod of agreement from me, free speech notwithstanding.