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Windows 7: Google Glass: Expect widespread usage bans over privacy concerns


25 Mar 2013   #1

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Google Glass: Expect widespread usage bans over privacy concerns

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A bar in Seattle has already generated buzz in tech communities with a preemptive strike against Google Glass. The proprietor doesn't want patrons to have to worry that someone with Google Glasses might be snapping photos. His patrons come in for privacy and he wants to keep it that way.

That may have been nothing more than a publicity stunt but it portends a greater problem for Google Glass. When the general public becomes aware of Google Glass and exactly what it does, expect to see a lot of reactions similar to that of the Seattle bar owner.
Google Glass: Expect widespread usage bans over privacy concerns | ZDNet

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Lawmakers in the US have proposed a bill outlawing operating a vehicle with head-mounted displays like Google Glass, even before the networked specs are commercially available.

West Virginia Legislature Republican Gary G Howell last week proposed a bill that would prohibit "using a wearable computer with head mounted display", preemptively bringing Google's technology in line with existing state bans on driving while texting or using a phone without a handsfree kit.

Howell told ZDNet's sister site CNET that he believes the government has a duty make sure citizens don't injure or kill someone else when they cross the road because they're reading a message.
Google Glass already facing driving ban as West Virginia preps law | ZDNet


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25 Mar 2013   #2

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

It is my honest opinion that Google has gone too far with these Glasses. It appears that Privacy means nothing to them.
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25 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
It is my honest opinion that Google has gone too far with these Glasses. It appears that Privacy means nothing to them.
While I agree that Google may had gone too far with the glasses; however, I disagree that privacy means nothing to them. It actually means business for them...
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25 Mar 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
It is my honest opinion that Google has gone too far with these Glasses. It appears that Privacy means nothing to them.
While I agree that Google may had gone too far with the glasses; however, I disagree that privacy means nothing to them. It actually means business for them...
I meant their users privacy. Yes it does mean business to them at our cost.
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25 Mar 2013   #5
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Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

This was posted a week or two ago. Think it was in the Chill Out Room. . .
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25 Mar 2013   #6

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Social networking sites, are just as bad or used to be, any photo, post, video or comment uploaded is owned by that company and therefore can be sold to third-parties, however, I'm not entirely sure if this is still the case.
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25 Mar 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Social networking sites, are just as bad or used to be, any photo, post, video or comment uploaded is owned by that company and therefore can be sold to third-parties, however, I'm not entirely sure if this is still the case.
I do not have a FB, or any other social networking stuff. I have seen too many people lose their jobs and worse by using FB. I have it blocked on my PC.
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25 Mar 2013   #8

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Employers are starting to view people's profiles when they apply for positions, what happened to Equal Opportunities for all employees?
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25 Mar 2013   #9

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Employers are starting to view people's profiles when they apply for positions, what happened to Equal Opportunities for all employees?
If a company is going to do a background check, they will look at everything they can find. I used to be in Law Enforcement many years ago before the Net and FB. But it is fair Game.
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25 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Nobody is being forced to use Google Glass. If someone does decide to, I'm sure they will be made aware of the consequences if they don't already know. Some people don't mind having all aspects of their lives put out there........although I am not one of those people.
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