request to filter inappropriate (not child-safe) online results

Bug #1560538 reported by Byte Commander
This bug affects 11 people
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Unity Home Scope

Bug Description

Please see this question on Ask Ubuntu for details:

To sum it up:

When online search results are enabled and somebody searches something in the home lens with enabled category "Reference" and "Wikipedia" as source (in this specific case, others might be possible as well), one easily gets inappropriate results, including explicit adult-only thumbnails. The author of the Ask Ubuntu question just searched for the text editor "gedit" and Wikipedia prompted two (not) nice thumbnails for articles about "Genital modification and mutilation" and "Genital warts".

This is in my opinion not acceptable, as one should expect the Dash to be child safe.

There should be a filter to either entirely block such results (at least if it's not a clear match to the searched expression), or to show them at least without thumbnail image.

I am on Ubuntu 15.10 with `ubuntu-scope-home` version `6.8.2+15.04.20150311.1-0ubuntu1`. There are no additional packages relating to scopes and lenses installed and none got removed.
My system language is set to English, some other locales seem not to give such unpleasant results.

Here is a (manually pixelized to be safe) screenshot of how it looks:

Tags: child-safety
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kos (kos00) wrote :

Same on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.4 64-bit.

If that's of any help, locale affects the specific case reported: I had to set the preferred language to English in System Settings -> Language Support in order to reproduce it (while I couldn't using Italian).

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Takkat (takkat-nebuk) wrote :

Confirmed on Xenial 16.04. LTS unity-scope-home version 6.8.2+16.04.20160212. This only occurs with locale `en', not with `de'.

FanMingyu (fanmingyu212)
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madivad (madivad) wrote :

just tried in 15.10 (upgraded from 14.04) and not present. Reference area there, but no bad pics :)

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