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Mar 21, 2010, 04:03 (28 Talkback[s])
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"I am on a quest to rid the android market of certain apps.

"For the past year I have seen the Android Market fill up with apps of lascivious and copyrighted content. You can search the Android Market for the following keywords and see quite a bit of content that I feel shouldn't be available to customers, and definitely not to children: nude, sex, porn, 18+, adults only, boobs, the android market seems to be turning into a porn hub. I am also seeing developers release apps which are entire books, fashion photos and videos which are surely copyrighted. These apps violate the Android Market Content Policy for Developers available here. If you're going to develop apps for a certain platform under a developer agreement, then you should adhere to that agreement or refrain from developing apps for that platform. As far as I know, there is no such agreement for uploading content to the internet. My point is, if you make a promise, keep that promise at all costs.

"I have sent email messages to T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T in an attempt to bring this to the attention of the phone carriers. I urge anyone with an android phone to file an official complaint with their carrier, there is power in numbers. If you are interested in making a polite complaint to your phone carrier, please consider using the below letter as a template:"

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