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Google Prohibits Glass Porn
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CNN reported on Monday:

Google added a new section to its developer policies for Google Glass late last week that prohibits apps from delivering sexually explicit content.

“Our policies make it clear that Glass does not allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. Any Glassware that violates this policy will be blocked from appearing on Glass,” a Google spokesperson said. The same section promises harsh penalties for any app featuring child pornography. Google also bans gratuitous violence, hate speech and gambling on Glass. 

Gambling too? So much for quitting social media and earning millions from blackjack in Atlantic City. 

I blogged about this last Wednesday as well. While Google’s move comforts me, I still have a few questions:

1) Why did they only add this section last week? It seems like a reaction to MiKandi’s release on May 27. It’s been a running joke that Google Glass users will ogle porn as they wander the streets. So why did Google wait so long? Since Glass won’t go on sale until 2014, this is a part of the strategy to maintain the technology’s reputation as a tool for responsible recreation and work, as opposed to simulated stimulation. Fair enough, but I hope Google enforces their policy for many years to come. 

2) When will Larry Flynt start lobbying for Google to change their policy? Also, when will Apple or Samsung develop their own computerized goggles? If they do, how long will it take for an app developer like MiKandi to access this market? Interestingly, MiKandi is currently coding another application to comply with the policy. I’m not sure what it will feature since porn is off the table, but looks like the company isn’t going away anytime soon.

Silicon Valley doesn’t strike me as particularly concerned about preventing the spread of porn throughout society. I expect a violation of this policy as soon as Glass hits the markets next year. Then, college males can finally watch porn as they tan.

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