“While Apple’s iTunes Radio is set by default to block songs with explicit language from streaming, the current filters are far from perfect, with profane content slipping through the cracks to the surprise of some listeners,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“A reader who contacted AppleInsider said that although they had purposefully left the explicit content filter on, they found that multiple uncensored songs continued to play,” Hughes reports. “In one example, an uncensored version of the track ‘Billionaire’ by Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars, which features a prominent ‘f-word’ in the opening lines of the song, was said to have played on numerous occasions in front of children… ‘The ‘allow explicit’ is turned on for iTunes Radio and it’s still playing explicit songs,’ user ‘Ben Hur’ wrote. ‘”We recently switched from Pandora where we didn’t have this problem at all.’”

“In our own tests, we also found that explicit content was slipping through the cracks, though many censored songs were also playing with the toggle enabled,” Hughes reports. “Still, many songs with language considered to be unacceptable on radio and television in the U.S. were still being played through iTunes Radio.”

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