Google glasses won´t have porn or face recognition apps

Google has been on fire

Google glasses won´t have porn or face recognition apps.

The first porn app for Google Glass only lasted for a day, with that new record, it might be the shortest app in the app-history. According with Google´s developer policies, sexual material and pornographic content violates some of its terms and conditions. “Our policies make it clear that Glass does not allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sexual acts, or sexually explicit material. Any Glassware that violates this policy will be blocked from appearing on Glass”, Google commented on Fox News.

The new app for the Google Glass gadget was developed by MiKandi, which is an app store that has been successful for adult apps for Android. It was created with the intention to record one-on-one, to share explicit content and to chat with another users of the Glassware.

At the moment Google has been on fire, because the Internet Watch Foundation declared that Google gave in 2012, 20, 000 pounds (about 90 seconds of its revenue) to a company responsible for blocking child abuse images. Different foundations criticized Google for not taking enough action in a very delicate topic.

Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is encouraging the companies to adopt new policies to block abuse content. Google´s director of communications outside America, said that the company has a “zero tolerance approach” on child abuse images, and he also said “We are very proactive and work with the right people, including the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in the US and with the IWF, to keep child abuse content off all of our sites. Any implication that we aren’t doing anything or we refuse to be part of removing this material is wrong”

On another hand, Jesse Adams, MiKandi´s CEO said that when they reviewed Google´s policies, this one, wasn´t one of them. “We were really excited to get this out and we were checking the Google agreement every day to make sure we were still OK. We knew this app would cause a lot of attention so we wanted to make it fun”, mister Adams said also. But in the future they will work in another new app that complies all rules of Google.

This is the second ban that the company announces. Google does not approve facial recognition software (the called Glassware project). Google said that after they started the Explorer Program, they wanted to listen to people´s ideas and shape the future of the Google Glass with its users. There were comments about the facial recognition software because it´s a violation to the privacy and security of the consumers, therefore, the software might be available until there is a strong privacy protection plan. However, there are some other companies trying to get on the race.

Big corporations like Google have to regulate and ban hurtful material somehow. A Google spokesperson said that there will be harsh penalties for any app featuring child pornography.
Google is taking some measures to protect the new gadget, which is a very good idea. For all of us who are looking forward to the wearables this is another way to have fun, but unfortunately out there some individuals without scrupulous are willing to harm for money.

By: Oskar Guzman.

Source: International Business Times, CNN

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