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News Story
6/7/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google CEO Larry Page is pretty confident most people will be comfortable with others walking around wearing Glass, the company's new smartglasses, and not worry about protecting their privacy. How comfortable? Comfortable enough to be in the restroom while others use the device. "You don't collapse in terror that someone might...
News Story
6/7/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google Glass has been facing a lot of criticism ever since the Explorer Edition was released earlier this year. Privacy concerns are the biggest issues surrounding the computerized pair of glasses, getting banned in numerous establishments already, with the most recent banning being Google’s own shareholders meeting.   During Google...
News Story
6/7/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google shareholders, please turn off your Google Glass. The tech giant’s ban on recording devices at its shareholder meeting drew fire from a consumer watchdog group, which called the policy hypocritical considering that Google’s high-tech eyewear makes it possible to record video and sound with the blink of an eye. At the company...
News Story
6/7/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google (GOOG) shareholders at the company's annual meeting late Thursday pressed executives on covert Glass photos, its ban on gun advertising and whether the search giant is growing its business in China. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Google's "revenue and advertising are growing very nicely" in China. "We want the...
News Story
6/7/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit and nonpartisan consumer protection organization, is turning a critical eye on Google for banning recording devices from today’s annual stockholders meeting. After all, the technology company has just created Google Glass, which is computerized eyewear that can record people without their knowledge. “...
News Story
6/7/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Strange things afoot in Google's bathrooms Google's directors were accused of hypocrisy over a regulation banning attendees at its annual shareholder's meeting in California from wearing Google Glass hardware at the event. "Cameras, recording devices, and other electronic devices, such as smart phones, will not be permitted at the...
News Story
6/7/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
No electronic or recordable devices are allowed Google's shareholder meetings are so private, not even its own products are allowed in.  Nonprofit organization Consumer Watchdog said Google executives are hypocrites for not allowing Google Glass into its shareholder meeting yesterday.  The 2013 annual meeting of Google shareholders...
Video
6/6/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project Director, John M. Simpson, asks pointed questions at the 2013 Google shareholder's meeting.
News Release
6/6/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
Mountain View, CA -- People attending Google's shareholder meeting today cannot wear the company's privacy invasive computerized eye wear, Google Glass, according to rules governing the session.   Rules for the meeting posted online bar taking pictures, recording the meeting or using electronic devices such as smart phones. Consumer...
News Story
6/6/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO — Google chief Larry Page assured investors that privacy fears about the company's coming Internet glasses will fade as people incorporate the eyewear into their lives. "People worry about all sorts of things that actually, when we use the product, it is not that big a concern," Page said while fielding questions...