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Poll: Google Drops The Ban Hammer On Porn (10 member(s) have cast votes)

Should Google Lift Its Ban On Sexually Explicit Apps For Glassware?

  1. Yes (9 votes [90.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 90.00%

  2. No (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

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Cory Streater #1

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Posted Jun 4 '13 @ 6:04 AM

Google has added a new section to its developer policies for Google Glass that prohibits apps from delivering sexually explicit content:

"We don't allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts or sexually explicit material"

This policy was implemented after Adult company MiKandi submitted their first app, Tits and Glass, to Google

How do you feel about this policy?

What's the argument you would make to backup your vote?

Cyber Warrior #2

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Posted Jun 4 '13 @ 6:50 AM

I think that it's a mistake for them.. As the saying goes "Sex Sells". I think they would target a broader audience if consumers were able to use their product for so called "sex acts". I'm not saying Google should advertise Google Glass for porn but they shouldn't close the door on it either. They might as well shut off their search engine as well because lets face it.. people search the internet for porn... Or better yet, stop selling smart phones and tablets with video playback capabilities because those can be used to view sexually explicit material as well.


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lpt2569 #3

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Posted Jun 4 '13 @ 11:40 AM

Do we really think Google's "ban" will stop this from happening somehow anyway?  As Cyber Warrior said, sex sells, and developers and porn companies will find a way to give the market what it wants.  And Google will eventually give in, IMO, and come up with rating systems or blocking methods for adult content, and leave the option open to those who want the porn and are willing and able to pay for it, etc.

 

And since when can we see porn on our phones and tablets? I had no idea...sonofabi.....  ;)



Jerrod #4

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Posted Jun 4 '13 @ 12:08 PM

I personally don't care.  I thought this app allowed you to take shots of..um...whatever you thought was sexy and post them or share them.  Maybe not and that was wishful thinking.  Well I wouldn't share what I took, just look at it myself, and I don't mind porn, but not for the kiddies. 

 

BUT while I don't care, I don't think it makes good business sense to be trying to promote a platform that hasn't even taken hold and that has skeptics as it is,  and then have one of the first apps on it be porn. Doesn't work in the USA.  Now in other countries that have graduated, they probably wouldn't bat  two eyes.

 

I agree with ipt2569 in time ratings can be established and everyone will be somewhat happy, but for an initial offering....wrong way to start off at least in the USA.



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Posted Jun 4 '13 @ 5:03 PM

How many Android users out there have apps on their devices that DIDN'T come from the Play store?

 

Just saying.   <_<


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Posted Jun 4 '13 @ 5:59 PM

Other than odd stuff a year ago, I haven't used any app/apk not in the Play Store.


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Posted Jun 5 '13 @ 11:40 AM

Honestly, I find any kind of censoring these days to be a waste of time. Somehow is gonna figure out how to get past this anyway.


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Cory Streater #8

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Posted Jun 7 '13 @ 7:26 AM

If they are doing this, they should clean out anything sexual in their app store.

MiKandi should team up with Fleshlight and distribute the apk directly.

Christopher Coleman #9

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Posted Jun 7 '13 @ 1:03 PM

It's silly. Anyone can uncheck the "Unknown Sources" checkbox. If they ban these kinds of applications, that means that another company can distribute apps through it's own wares (like the MiKandi app store) and keep all the money, instead of Google adding a simple sexually explicit content tag and getting their cut of the app sales.



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