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Microsoft boots pornography from Windows Marketplace

Newsbrief by Todd Haselton on Tuesday June 08, 2010.

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Microsoft has outlined the rules for its new Windows Marketplace for Windows Phone 7 in a 28-page PDF document. Content that's not allowed includes anything with sex/nudity, anything that generally falls under the category of pornography, or apps that depict or suggest prostitution. Illegal activities, such as games and apps that promote illegal gambling or drugs, are also not allowed. Microsoft is also putting its foot down on violent games. Applications with "realistic or gratuitous violence," will also be rejected.

source: Microsoft, via: PC World


Uncle Bob @ 1:31:04AM EDT on Wednesday June 9, 2010

WOW...there was really not a good reason to own a windows phone before, but now...if you can't even send a dirty joke to you're buddies, well then. I can see an android phone in my future, and I'm currently getting everything set-up to run all out on Linux, so ms...you can suck it.

Good @ 11:12:33AM EDT on Wednesday June 9, 2010

I think this is good. It might encourage others to use their stuff. I would prefer this type of thing. I know I am not the only one. This is a good thing.

F @ 5:43:56PM EDT on Wednesday June 9, 2010

"apps that depict or suggest prostitution. Illegal activities"

I guess you can't use it to read the news!

Master Chief @ 7:26:05PM EDT on Friday June 11, 2010

I guess "Halo" is out for the Windows Marketplace (and all the other violent Microsoft-sponsored games that have been in circulation for many, many years). Nice to see Steve Jobs is now also running Microsoft. They should trademark this "Microsoft Mindguard" service as a wonderful way to filter and control what you can do and think about using Microsoft (and Apple) devices.

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