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.”