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News Story
6/6/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Turns out, consumer privacy advocates and casinos aren’t the only ones concerned with the invasive nature of Google Glass. Google itself is barring the wearable computers that can take pictures and record viedo at the blink of an eye from today’s shareholders’ meeting in Mountain View. Google’s restrictions on...
Blog Post
6/3/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
Google is apparently reacting to widespread concerns about one of the most privacy invasive and Orwellian potential applications for its computerized eyeglasses known as Google Glass. Late Friday the Internet giant said it won't -- for now -- allow facial recognition software on the device. Facial recognition software has pretty much been...
News Story
5/31/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Everyone knows that porn was  -- and still is -- the real killer Web app. So it's no surprise that various companies are already preparing to port their XXX-rate wares to Google Glass. One of them, an Android app called MiKandi, says it could have content for Glass ready as soon as this week. A blog on the company’s Web site [1]...
News Story
5/17/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google Glass isn't officially available to all consumers yet, and it's already drawing concerns from Congress. They've sent a letter to Google asking about privacy issues for those wearing the glasses, and those who will be on the receiving end of a Glass-wearer's gaze. Google may answer the questions -- or it could wait until a...
Blog Post
5/16/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
Eight members of Congress have sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page asking tough and necessary questions about the Internet giant's new wearable computing device, Google Glass. The letter from members of the Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, whose Co-chairman is conservative Joe Barton, (R-TX), says, "As members of the Congressional Bipartisan...
News Story
5/10/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google kicks off its I/O developer conference next Wednesday and if there's one thing that could steal the limelight from Android, Chrome and all the other Google projects, it's Glass. Glass is a head-mounted computer worn like regular glasses that can serve up data and record a potentially limitless stream of information as the wearer...
Video
4/30/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The much talked about Google Glass is finally here. In fact, the Mountain View based company has just begun to roll out the highly-anticipated tech toy to a select group of people who applied to get one. Yet, there are many questions about where this next generation of technology may lead us and why some are concerned. "Google shouldn't...
Blog Post
3/14/2013
Posted by Jamie Court
There are two ways to look at Google Glass, the eyeware-spyware the Internet Goliath is releasing later this year.  Glass half full: it services us for convenience. Glass half empty: it services the corporation by allowing our eye glasses to record every public and private moment that goes into a digital profile in the cloud so Google can...