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Google Glass Porn Ban Follows Release of X-Rated App

Tuesday, 04 Jun 2013 11:43 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Google has banned porn apps from its Google Glass product after a company unveiled one that would allow users to view racy content via the wearable computer.

MiKandi, a developer of adult content apps, released "T— & Glass" Monday, which would allow users to not only watch pornographic content but to also record and upload their own with the camera embedded in the high-tech glasses.

"We always try to be up to date on the latest technology. We are a mobile-first company," Jesse Adams, the CEO and co-founder of MiKandi, told ABC News. "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."

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MiKandi claims it pored through Google's Platform and Developer Policies before releasing its app to make sure it complied, but the search giant apparently edited its rules over the weekend to exclude any X-rated apps.

"We don't allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material," Google's policy now reads, as of June 1.

"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," Jennifer McEwen, co-founder of MiKandi, told ABC News. "Even last week as we were gearing up to make the announcement, we took a look the agreement and there was no mention again of a ban on adult content."

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Because there is no Glass app store yet, Google hasn't been able to completely ban the app, but MiKandi hopes Google will eventually make Glass an open platform. For now though, the company plans to adjust the app to comply with Google's rules.

The $1,500 Google Glass product has only just become available to a couple thousand early adopters of the company's Explorer program.

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