‘GOOGLE VOICE’ FACES GENDER DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

imageSan Francisco, California – The West Coast Division of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Google for gender discrimination over its popular Google Voice smart phone app.

Like  Apple’s Siri, Google Voice is able to help smart phone users with questions or directions through its voice-activated feature. The problem is that  Google Voice does not have an option for a male voice, unlike Siri.

The class action suit alleges that  Google discriminates against consumers who have specific gender preferences for their smart phone  “assistants or concierge service” by not offering the option of a male voice, especially in a gay male-dominated  place like the San Francisco Bay Area.

Google has not returned calls from The Adobo Chronicles requesting for comment on the lawsuit.

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