Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Following iPhone’s Example Windows Phone 7 to Ban Porn Apps

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski

REDMOND, Washington, June 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Following Apple's lead in trying to keep pornography off its iPad and iPhone products, Microsoft has announced a new set of policies for the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace that will not allow porn or sexually suggestive content.

The application certification requirements for Windows Phone 7 program developers states that Microsoft will no longer allow content such as "Images that are sexually suggestive or provocative, Content that generally falls under the category of pornography, or Content that a reasonable person would consider to be adult or borderline adult content."

In February, Apple began blocking "adult" applications and sexually suggestive screen shots from its online stores in response to "numerous complaints from our customers about this type of content."

In May Apple CEO Steve Jobs said his company would not be a party to the pornography industry and hoped that the iPad and iPhone revolution would help create a porn-free world.

“We do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy [an] Android phone,” Jobs said, referring to the product of competitor Google, which has permitted a pornography store app for its smartphone.

Contact info for Microsoft:
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399 USA
Phone: 425-882-8080
Fax: 425-706-7329
Email: (through website)

Contact info for Apple
Apple
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
408-996-1010


See related LSN article:
Steve Jobs Says iPad Revolution Means ‘Freedom from Porn’
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/may/10051811.html