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4/15/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
"Simply put, Google Glass is a stalker's dream come true," Consumer Watchdog's report concluded after demonstrating how Glass could easily be used to record PIN information from an ATM card.  Consumer Watchdog has a point or two. Because the virtual display takes up about 15 percent of the visual field, a half-dozen states...
Blog Post
4/9/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
Perhaps you've heard of Google's latest outrageous gambit. The Internet giant is fighting to trademark the word "Glass."   Google Glass is the company's wearable and privacy-invasive computing device.  It's in beta mode, being tested by so-called explorers, who forked over $1,500 to become Glassholes. ...
Blog Post
2/24/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
Looks like even Google is finally figuring out the innate privacy invasive properties of its wearable computing device, Google Glass.  The Internet giant has posted a list of do's and don't's on its Glass website that tells "Explorers" -- the first group of people to get access to Glass for $1,500 -- how not to be "...
Blog Post
9/5/2013
Posted by Jamie Court
Google went to federal court in San Jose  to defend the company’s eye-popping assertion that those who email G-mail users have “no legitimate expectation of privacy.”  Federal Judge Lucy H. Koh said she would consider Google's request to dismiss the privacy case, but also set a date to schedule a trial -- suggesting...
Video
8/30/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
When CNET's Molly Wood first heard about Google Glass she thought the device sounded like a good idea.  Now after checking out the wearable computing device she calls people who don them "Glassholes" and  says "Google Glass is a new frontier in human rudeness, inattention, and danger." It's not so much a...
Video
7/25/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Google has been selling its newest high-tech device, Google Glass, to a select group to test the technology so it can be improved for the mass market. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles that the biggest criticism has been about privacy.
News Story
6/15/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google plans to corner the wind energy market in New Jersey. It’s a first-of-its kind venture that could cost Google and its partners $1.3 billion, but one Google believes fits its core mission: You can make money without doing evil. It’s all well and good until you look at the fine print. If the project goes as planned, Google wins a...
Blog Post
6/7/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
Google CEO Larry Page simply doesn't get it when it comes to privacy concerns about the Internet giant's new computerized eyewear, Google Glass.   He made that crystal clear at the annual shareholders's meeting Thursday. I made my annual trek to Mountain View  to attend the Internet giant's shareholder meeting and...
News Story
6/7/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Tight security restrictions at Thursday's Google shareholder meeting led even the company's much-hyped Google Glass technology to be banned, infuriating a consumer watchdog group who accused the tech giant of hypocrisy. Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that's in prototype and lets users search the web,...
News Story
6/7/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Every day, it seems the list of places geeks can wear their Google Glasses gets shorter and shorter. What about the Googleplex itself? Google held its annual shareholders meeting Thursday afternoon in Mountain View, and banned anyone from taking anything into the meeting that was capable of recording the proceedings—no cameras, no recording...