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Porn arrives on Google Glass, gets swiftly banned

Google says no nudity allowed on its augmented reality eyewear
Tue Jun 04 2013, 12:12
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ADULT APP STORE Mikandi released the first pornographic app for Google Glass on Monday and it was promptly banned just hours after launch.

Mikandi released the app subtly titled 'Tits and Glass' on Monday morning, enabling users to create, upload and share images as it looked to crowdsource "authentic porn", whatever that means.

If you didn't submit your nudes on Monday you're out of luck, as Google moved swiftly to get rid of the app. This was followed by a quick tweak to its Glass Platform Developer Polices to ensure that no more porn makes its way onto its augmented reality spectacles.

The updated terms read, "Sexually Explicit Material: We don't allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. Google has a zero-tolerance policy against child pornography. If we become aware of content with child pornography, we will report it to the appropriate authorities and delete the Google Accounts of those involved with the distribution."

Mikandi isn't pleased about this, and the firm's CEO Jesse Adams said that Google gave it no warning that the app would not be suitable.

Adams said, "When we received our Glass and started developing our app [two] weeks ago, we went through the policy very carefully to make sure we were developing the app within the terms.

"We double checked again last week when making the site live on the internet and available for install for testing during last week's announcement. We were not notified of any changes and still haven't been notified by Google. We also double checked our emails to see if any notifications of policy changes were announced, but we haven't found any such emails."

Mikandi added that it will change the app to fit with Google's updated terms and conditions, although we don't know how well a porn app can work without nudity. µ

 

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