Obscene content in music search results

Bug #1281640 reported by Steve Magoun on 2014-02-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity Music Lens
Unity SoundCloud Scope
David Callé
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Some search terms return obscene content in the dash

To reproduce:
1) Search for 'rhy' in the dash

Expected results:
Rhythmbox and other search results are returned, all of which I could show to a customer

Actual results:
The music scope returns offensive/obscene results, such as "WORDS MOTHERF*CKER" or "Absolute Bullsh*t" (see attached screenshot)

I am not aware of any way to filter search results (similar to Google's "Safe Search"). If there is a way, it should be turned on by default.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: unity 7.1.2+14.04.20131106.1-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-8.28-generic 3.13.2
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-8-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.13.2-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,commands,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Tue Feb 18 10:50:44 2014
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EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-02 (77 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" - Build amd64 LIVE Binary 20130203-13:50
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-02-12 (5 days ago)

Steve Magoun (smagoun) wrote :
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Mark Tully (markjtully) wrote :

Both of these results appear to be coming from the Soundcloud scope, matching an artist named Rhy:

Changed in unity-scope-soundcloud:
status: New → Confirmed
David Callé (davidc3) wrote :

I confirm that. The Soundcloud API doesn't provide a way to filter these, but the Amazon scope has a way to filter offensive content (blacklisted words per locale). While this isn't an optimal solution, I'm going to see asap if it's possible for that method (provided by the smartscopes server) to be shared with the Soundcloud scope.

Thanks for the report, I would hate having to get that scope taken down.

Changed in unity-scope-soundcloud:
assignee: nobody → David Callé (davidc3)
importance: Undecided → High
Mark Tully (markjtully) on 2014-03-04
Changed in unity-music-lens:
status: New → Invalid
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