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Blog Post
6/7/2013
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...
Video
6/6/2013
Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project Director, John M. Simpson, asks pointed questions at the 2013 Google shareholder's meeting.
News Release
6/6/2013
CONTACT John M. Simpson, Jamie Court, & Carmen Balber
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...
Blog Post
6/3/2013
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...
Blog Post
5/16/2013
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...
Video
4/30/2013
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
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...