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According to DNA and PTI, Google’s Android platform, on which many smartphones are built and sold in India, reportedly hosts many adult applications that are considered unsuitable for viewing by children. Amid rising instances of adult content freely available on applications supported by Android phones, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal sought suggestions from the media to deal with the issue.

“I want you people to suggest how can we close it. If we want to close it, you will attack us. I want all the media to come together and tell the minister how to deal with it so that if I do something about it, you don’t attack me,” Sibal told reporters in response to a query on the government’s action to adult applications on Android platform.

When contacted, a Google spokesperson said the company builds tools and controls into products that help people manage their online experience.

“Google Play developer programme policy does not allow content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. Google has a zero-tolerance policy against child pornography,” the Google spokesperson said in a statement.

It added that if Google becomes aware of content with child pornography, it will report it to the appropriate authorities and delete the Google accounts of those involved with the distribution. “Similarly for Android, we offer content filtering. Google Play requires developers to label their applications according to the Google Play ratings system, which consists of four levels,” the statement said. The government had recently come in for sharp criticism for ordering certain websites and web pages blocked for carrying obscene content.

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Hitesh Arora
Hitesh Arora
416 comments
Anand
Anand

Cant help it people cant see good things happen they have to do something to bother, there are much more worse things to ban in india rather than banning an mobile operating platform.

Sudhir
Sudhir

First we have to ban this congress party from our country.

Sakthi
Sakthi

Ban Internet and computer also.. Our country will be developed soon..

limepie
limepie

hahahahahaha....u r soooo correct dude

Thiru
Thiru

Then why this page has Android phone ads??????

Dee J Nishant
Dee J Nishant

Jaldi kro in ch**tiyo ka android band! Saale free me chala rhe hai

UmangPlus
UmangPlus

@Dee J Nishant  sarkar ke gan*d me itna dam nahi, aur tu apna bakcho*i band kar.

Dee J Nishant
Dee J Nishant

Jaldi kro in ch**tiyo ka android band! Saale free me chala rhe hai

UmangPlus
UmangPlus

@Dee J Nishant  sarkar ke gan*d me itna dam nahi, aur tu apna bakcho*i band kar.

Mohit Mahi
Mohit Mahi

Tu hi karke dekh le ban bwli gnd...gvt to na kar sakegi...

Mohit Mahi
Mohit Mahi

Tu hi karke dekh le ban bwli gnd...gvt to na kar sakegi...

Mohit Mahi
Mohit Mahi

Tu hi karde ban bwli gnd. gvt to na kar sake hai..

Mohit Mahi
Mohit Mahi

Tu hi karde ban bwli gnd. gvt to na kar sake hai..

SekharPrudhivi
SekharPrudhivi

With all due Respect,  He should be banned from being minister.

SekharPrudhivi
SekharPrudhivi

With all due Respect,  He should be banned from being minister.

Dilipkumar
Dilipkumar

It should not be banned in India bcz it's very popular and cheapest smart phone in the world.Gov should banned adult app if they want but not android.

Dilipkumar
Dilipkumar

It should not be banned in India bcz it's very popular and cheapest smart phone in the world.Gov should banned adult app if they want but not android.

ArnavGupta
ArnavGupta

Ohkay so Kapil Sibal thinks "Android" should be banned in India now. Oh and why ? Because some Android apps contain adult content, and Android is increasingly becoming popular among underage teenagers. Mr. Sibal, few suggestions : - a) I believe more "underage teenagers" have internet access than the number who have android phones. How about search "porn" on Google, ponder over the results that you find out, and then ban Google, the internet, and computer, and maybe electricity too. b) How about stopping the batshit insanity that is prevailing over the academic institutions and college admission procedures (thanks to you) which makes someone score 300 Marks in JEE and 85 in boards get lower rank than someone getting 200 marks in JEE and 92 marks in boards. That might stop engineering aspirants from getting demotivated from studies and getting motivated to "adult content" c) The best suggestion of all is how about I show you _|__ and you take your assorted collection of colleagues (especially that mute blue turban, that disgusting italian and her equally worthless son, and that spokesperson whose apparent eloquent english has more grammatical mistakes per second than my screen refresh rate) And though you do not deserve my time that I am wasting, I thought I might give you a serious answer too. Dear Naughty boy, first it is commendable that you "searched" and actually found adult content in Android, because in the list of most download popular apps I can only see social media apps, photography apps and music players and games. I don't know what you were doing with your android phone, but since I know some of your colleagues watch porn on their mobiles inside the parliament, I can understand the urges. Though I suggest you humbly to use a porn website instead because Google does not allow uploading such apps to Google Play. Google Play developer programme policy does not allow content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material.

ArnavGupta
ArnavGupta

Ohkay so Kapil Sibal thinks "Android" should be banned in India now. Oh and why ? Because some Android apps contain adult content, and Android is increasingly becoming popular among underage teenagers.

Mr. Sibal, few suggestions : -

a) I believe more "underage teenagers" have internet access than the number who have android phones. How about search "porn" on Google, ponder over the results that you find out, and then ban Google, the internet, and computer, and maybe electricity too.

b) How about stopping the batshit insanity that is prevailing over the academic institutions and college admission procedures (thanks to you) which makes someone score 300 Marks in JEE and 85 in boards get lower rank than someone getting 200 marks in JEE and 92 marks in boards. That might stop engineering aspirants from getting demotivated from studies and getting motivated to "adult content"

c) The best suggestion of all is how about I show you _|__ and you take your assorted collection of colleagues (especially that mute blue turban, that disgusting italian and her equally worthless son, and that spokesperson whose apparent eloquent english has more grammatical mistakes per second than my screen refresh rate)

And though you do not deserve my time that I am wasting, I thought I might give you a serious answer too. Dear Naughty boy, first it is commendable that you "searched" and actually found adult content in Android, because in the list of most download popular apps I can only see social media apps, photography apps and music players and games. I don't know what you were doing with your android phone, but since I know some of your colleagues watch porn on their mobiles inside the parliament, I can understand the urges. Though I suggest you humbly to use a porn website instead because Google does not allow uploading such apps to Google Play. Google Play developer programme policy does not allow content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material.

RaghuKSoman
RaghuKSoman

Knife is dangerous ,, so ban supermarkets!

RaghuKSoman
RaghuKSoman

Knife is dangerous ,, so ban supermarkets!

rjsvp7
rjsvp7

Its like "Burn your house, its full of rats!" ideology. But banning most corrupted political coalition for 10years in India would be a far batter idea

rjsvp7
rjsvp7

Its like "Burn your house, its full of rats!" ideology.

But banning most corrupted political coalition for 10years in India would be a far batter idea

ratul29
ratul29

"it" in the above statement from Kapil Sibal means the "adult apps", and not the whole Android platform!! Very irresponsible article and header from igyaan. Do not use your online reach to misguide people. I trusted igyaan as a reliable source of information, but after this, I will not. Bharat, I hope you are watching this.

ratul29
ratul29

"it" in the above statement from Kapil Sibal means the "adult apps", and not the whole Android platform!! Very irresponsible article and header from igyaan. Do not use your online reach to misguide people. I trusted igyaan as a reliable source of information, but after this, I will not. Bharat, I hope you are watching this.

RamaKrishnaChunduri
RamaKrishnaChunduri

I guess the post says "Android Market" will be banned not the android platform completely.  Usually posting application in "Android Market/PlayStore" will not have any verification from google and app will be live in 1/2 hr. (But Apple and Microsoft verifies the apps before getting them live... and it tooks 10 man days to get the app live in itunes store). When Google itself isn't verifying applications people(developers) are allowed to post adult/explicit contents on store which would be an issue in india ... While leaving porn aside, PlayStore has lots of spams. for example when u try searching for a game NFS,Race etc. The results includes lots of applications which are merely containing wallpaper applications in it instead of actual game. The only solution for it is to ask google to include verification process before approving apps to be live on store.

RamaKrishnaChunduri
RamaKrishnaChunduri

I guess the post says "Android Market" will be banned not the android platform completely. 

Usually posting application in "Android Market/PlayStore" will not have any verification from google and app will be live in 1/2 hr. (But Apple and Microsoft verifies the apps before getting them live... and it tooks 10 man days to get the app live in itunes store).

When Google itself isn't verifying applications people(developers) are allowed to post adult/explicit contents on store which would be an issue in india ...

While leaving porn aside, PlayStore has lots of spams. for example when u try searching for a game NFS,Race etc. The results includes lots of applications which are merely containing wallpaper applications in it instead of actual game.

The only solution for it is to ask google to include verification process before approving apps to be live on store.

shawvivs
shawvivs

useless govt. of UPA totally anti people and why don't they ban broadband and internet services everything will be over no issue of porn ban everything and pass only reservation bills , food security bills , minority biils , secularism bills,that's why i have taken on Oath to never vote for congress in my life.

shawvivs
shawvivs

useless govt. of UPA totally anti people and why don't they ban broadband and internet services everything will be over no issue of porn ban everything and pass only reservation bills , food security bills , minority biils , secularism bills,that's why i have taken on Oath to never vote for congress in my life. 

MilanrajDhanale
MilanrajDhanale

If android is banned then i will make sure that i will never vote Congress in my entire life.

austere88
austere88

MilanrajDhanale So you were planing to vote for them before that ban? Tch Tch...pity your thought!

MilanrajDhanale
MilanrajDhanale

If android is banned then i will make sure that i will never vote Congress in my entire life.