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Google Glass porn app gets banned hours after launch

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Google has banned the first pornography app developed and launched for its Google Glass augmented reality headset.

The first adult content app for Google Glass launched for those currently in possession of the technology, but was quickly removed and banned by the search engine giant.

Created by adult app developer, MiKandi, the app was entitled “T*ts and Glass” and allowed Google Glass wearers to browse through adult content and vote for their favourites. Users were also capable of recording their own pornographic videos or still images and upload them to the app.

“We always try to be up to date on the latest technology,” said Jesse Adams, the CEO and co-founder of MiKandi. “We are a mobile-first company. You are literally recording what you see and sharing it. If someone else can see a little taste of what you saw in front of their eyes, that kind of interaction is really fun. It’s that live personalized experience that you can then see on your eyes that’s really interesting.”

However, Google has now banned the app, adding a pornography clause into its Google Glass policies.

“We don’t allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts or sexually explicit material”, reads the Google Glass Platform Developer Policies.

Glass owners were originally able to visit the “T*ts and Glass” website, view the videos and images and post their own content when they downloaded the app. MiKandi noted that more than 10,000 of the small Google Glass current userbase visited the site, but only 17 users went on to install the app on their devices.

“Any Glassware that violates this policy will be blocked from appearing on Glass,” said a Google spokesperson.

MiKandi stated that the Platform Developer Policies were updated over the weekend, after the developer announced it had a Google Glass porn app in development last week.

“When we first picked up our device, we were very careful to comb through all of Google’s terms, policies and developers’ agreement to make sure we were playing within their rules. That was important to us to play in Google’s boundaries,” added Jennifer McEwan, co-founder of MiKandi.

Google said it added the clause last week, but the policies show an update occurred on Saturday, June 1.

Next, read Google Glass – the privacy problem and how to solve it.

Via: ABC News

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