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Google Glass bans pornography app

Google made additions to its app policies, which now ban sexually explicit material. MiKandi is working to change its pornography app to comply with Google’s regulations.
Google made additions to its app policies, which now ban sexually explicit material. MiKandi is working to change its pornography app to comply with Google’s regulations.
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A pornography app created for Google’s new wearable computing device Google Glass didn’t last more than a day. The MiKandi app launched Monday and the company is working to adjust its content after recent additions to Google’s app policies, which bans sexually explicit material.

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

The porn apps allows users to share and rate racy content from a point-of-view angle. According to Adams, as of Monday, the website had more than 10,000 visits and more than a dozen downloads.

Adams said Google has not contacted MiKandi about the conflict of content yet, but it is working to adjust the app to align with Google’s policies.

"Although the app is still live and people are using it, at this point we must make changes to the app in order to comply with the new policies,” Adams said in a blog post. “Expect to see changes to the application."

Google’s content policies for its Glassware — Google’s niche name for Google Glass hardware — does not allow:

  • sexually explicit material
  • violence and bullying
  • hate speech
  • impersonation or deceptive behavior
  • personal and confidential information
  • intellectual property
  • gambling
  • dangerous products

Abby Stevens is an intern for the DeseretNews.com Faith and Family sections. She is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University–Idaho. Contact Abby at astevens@deseretdigital.com.