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Google Bans First Adult App for Glass

by on June 03, 2013
in Phones and Mobile, News, Cameras and Photography, Mobile Apps, Blog, Privacy :: 3 comments

Well, that didn’t take long: Just hours after software developer MiKandi launched Tits & Glass (link NSFW), the first ever pornographic app for Google Glass, Google has responded by flat out banning all adult apps for the device.

Glass, set to be released to the public later this year, is a head-mounted computer device that allows you to record video and share experiences as you see and live them. The app in question uses these capabilities to record sexual partners and situations, and then shares them on a website where anonymous visitors can rate and comment on the pictures and video.

Google’s move isn’t just to keep up a family-friendly appearance, or to mirror Apple’s similar policy against pornographic apps. Privacy advocates already have serious concerns about Glass’s ability to record people without their permission and use facial recognition software to identify strangers. That concern only gets magnified when Glass enters the bedroom. Certainly, it’s not hard to imagine someone using Glass to put nude photos of you online without your consent or to create revenge porn.

Jesse Adams, the CEO of the company behind Tits & Glass, isn’t ready to give up on his fledgling app, even in the face of strong opposition from Google. “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," wrote Adams on his company blog. "Expect to see changes to the application tomorrow.”

 

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Technological Abuse

From Deeli on June 04, 2013 :: 9:24 am

And the creator of this adult app in his quest for the almighty dollar and fame will be the first to scream violation of his own personal privacy rights ... Animals have higher moral and respect standards than most human beings do anymore :-(

I am not a Google fan but I highly applaud their ban on this app!!

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Technological Abuse

From Marjorie Fuhst French on June 04, 2013 :: 11:35 am

I totally agree with Deeli on this.  What you want to do in the privacy of your bedroom should remain private.  Isn’t there enough porn out there for those who thrive on it?  The creator of this needs to have his head examined.  I would recommend some other actions, too, but I won’t because this is a public forum and decorum is warranted.

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Google Glass

From Evan on June 04, 2013 :: 5:56 pm

Technology has always given us the ability to do good or evil.
Even with GOOGLE banning this app or any like it, Glass gives you the ability to take pictures and if your linking through a smart phone, etc you will still be able to send any picture to social media.

It just will not be as easy.
Some one could also develop a device that would block the wireless link that Glass uses to transmit as to have a personal privacy zone.

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