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Google bans porn from Glass, forcing changes to first porn app

The company behind the first porn app on Google Glass said it would be making changes to the app to comply with Google's policy changes that ban pornographic content from the device.

MiKandi, which launched the first porn app for the Google eyewear on Monday, said dozens of Glass users signed up for the app on its first day. The app, which has a name we can't mention, is essentially a social network where Glass users can share explcit content with one another. MiKandi had also promised to eventually be able to upload content shot using Glass, but for now, it will have to shelf those plans due to the policy changes Google made Friday.

"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," MiKandi said on its blog Monday.

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MiKandi said it reviewed Google's policies repeatedly before releasing the app Monday, and Google changed its policy on adult content.

"We were not notified of any changes and still haven’t been notified by Google," MiKandi said. "We also double-checked our emails to see if any notifications of policy changes were announced, but we haven’t found any such emails."

The company is still working out the details if how it will change the app, but told the Los Angeles Times that it will have to heavily censor the content shared on the Glass app. The website, however, will continue to function uncensored.

MiKandi said it was trying to figure out if its users can still use the app to create content using Glass and share it on the website.

"It's not clear if Google will ban folks from creating and sharing sexy content as long it's not actually appearing on the Glass to other Glass users," the company told the Times. 

Google told The Times that any Glass apps, or Glassware as it is officially called, that contains pornography will be blocked from working on the company's new device.

"Our policies make it clear that Glass does not allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material," Google said in a statement.

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