"T**s and Glass," The first Google Glass porn app, was banned literally hours after it launched.
Google is being very careful about the type of content that will be available on its revolutionary new platform: Google Glass. First, it made its stance on facial recognition apps very clear and now, it has dropped the hammer on pornographic apps, banning the first Google Glass porn app literally hours after it was released, and altering its Developer Policy to prevent any more from popping up.
The app, appropriately titled: "T**s and Glass", is produced by porn company Mikandi, which calls itself the world's top app store for porn. The app was designed to make "authentic porn" by allowing users to create, upload, and share photos taken with Google Glass.
Google was apparently so unimpressed with the app that it issued the following addition to its Glass Platform Developer Policies after pulling the app:
"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."
Bizarrely enough, Mikandi is not deterred by this change, stating that it would simply alter its app to fit in with the new policy. How a porn app can function without "nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material" is anyone's guess. Jesse Adams, CEO of Mikandai, also complained that Google gave no prior warning that the app would be pulled, or that the developer policies would change.
This move makes it very clear that Google does not want Google Glass to turn into a personal porn device, but i'm sure once people figure out how to root the device (no pun intended, fellow Australians), the unofficial porn apps will flow freely.
Source & Image: Venture Beat