Microsoft Censors Tweets in Zune Twitter App

Microsoft is doing its part to keep its Zune HD media player family friendly by censoring the content in its new Twitter client app. The application displays all of the tweets in your timeline, but stars out words that Microsoft apparently deems inappropriate, according to Engadget.

Tests tweets with words that aren't allowed on prime time television showed the first letter with stars for the remaining letters, like "f***."

Censoring isn't the only problem Zune HD owners will face with their new Twitter client. It seems the app also offers poor performance and fails to respond to button taps, and the Zune HD's Wi-Fi connection drops out regularly, too.

The Zune HD might be getting some good press, but it looks like some of the apps Microsoft is rolling out aren't doing much to help its image.