Assuming you are a consenting adult, you're free to express yourself in any way you see fit, as long as in doing so you harm no others, right? Wrong, at least if you're a smartphone owner.
Pornography is the highest grossing monetary area of internet business. The fact is, sex sells, period! One area of cyberspace that doesn't appear to give a hoot about this fact, however, and would like to keep its content family friendly - thank you very much - is secure App stores.
Still waters are being rippled to tidal wave proportions over this very issue, as a fierce war rages between smartphone giants, Apple Appstore and Google Android Market. There is a king to be crowned, in the smartphone app arena, and the aforementioned parties are willing to fight to the death to secure the title. If they need to practice matronly manners in their endeavour then so be it!
Steve Jobs is quoted as saying, amongst other things:
"We do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy an android phone".
His inadvertant promotion of Android is sure to prompt an infinite hungry queue of converted Androidians, their carnal frustrations to be sated as they hastily swap chaste iPhone's for Android debauchery.
So what are the facts? Is Google's Android Market a den of iniquity, as Steve Jobs would have you believe; is this where testosterone fuelled males should be heading to get their sexual kicks installed, to watch on their daily commute to work?
Google Displays Prudish Behaviour.
The truth is, red-blooded men (and women) who own android phones are finding themselves 'virtually' castrated as Google strives to strip... strippers out of Android Market. Victorian values now appear, increasingly, to govern the behaviour and choices of the discerning Android app connoisseur browsing Google's Android Apps.
If we're to believe all that we read, Parents Television Council is the leading force behind the crusade to cleanse smartphones of anything remotely titillating. The Parents Television Council have had a pivotal role in ensuring the Apple Appstore is as innocent as the name implies, and has set its sights on similarily making Google's Market fit for all ages. Although Parents Television Council reiterated that they were not trying to stamp out porn, they merely wished procedures be put in place, to regulate apps and ensure children's prying eyes could not feast on unsuitable content.
Of course, there are thousands of apps on Google Market masquerading as 'porn'. Don't be fooled, you won't find even a hint of bare breasts here, at least not in a visual sense; just a tasteful bikini top to save your blushes.