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06.04.13

Google Glass Bans Porn Apps

Google Glass may have just lost the teenage-boy demographic. After much fanfare over POV porn apps on Google Glass, Google has moved to change its policies to ban porn.
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by Cadie Thompson

Google Glass officially got its first porn app, but the thrill may not last for long if Google has its way.

"We have just learned that Google changed their policy over the weekend to ban our porn app for Google Glass. The website will function as normal, but we are making changes to the app to comply with the new policy," MiKandi CEO Jesse Adams said in a blog post Monday evening.

The MiKandi's app, called Tits & Glass, allows users to view and share pornographic content from a point-of-view angle. It also allowed them to comment and vote on their favorite content.

As of Monday evening it had been downloaded over a dozen times, Adams said. He said his website had more than 10,000 visits.

While the app did not originally conflict with the Google Glass platform developers' policies, Google recently changed its rules to ban "explicit" content, Adams told CNBC.

"We don't allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material," Google's revised policy states.

Adams said he originally learned about the changes during the weekend, but had still not been contacted by Google.

"We did a lot of combing through terms of use, and we were very careful about playing within the rules. There was nothing against adult content at the time," Adams said. "Someone actually pointed out to us that the policies changed over the weekend, but we haven't been contacted. We thought we would get a notification or an email, but we haven't received anything."

Even though Google has not reached out to MiKandi about the app, Adams said his company is making changes to comply with the new policy.