Feeds

MS to ban freedom of speech?

Tech for changing rude words into Shakespeare

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Microsoft has come over all PC - gedddit?!?!? - by filing a patent application for technology that’ll stop you from swearing online.

In its “Automatic censorship of audio data for broadcast” patent application, the firm describes how a real-time or batch-mode automatic censor could be employed to filter out “undesired words or phrases”.

MS' PC filter at work?

MS' PC filter at work?

Exactly which products could make use of Microsoft's PC-tech hasn't been mentioned, but it’s reasonable to assume that Xbox Live could be one of the software giant’s primary targets.

Microsoft stated that if, say, a gamer’s words are likely to match those listed in its library of undesirable speech, the input audio data stream will be altered so that the offending word or phrase is made “unintelligible or inaudible”. The application also mentions automatic replacement of undesired words with acceptable words or phrases.

Based on the description, it sounds like the technology will either change your portrayal of a rival gamer as a 'd**k-faced, motherf***er' to a 'Richard, who was nice to his mum', or just bleep it out altogether.

Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t listed a top ten of its most offensive words. But 'red', 'ring', 'of' and 'death' must be quite high up the list.

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.