"Privacy concerns surrounding Google Glass are growing rampant. Eight Congressmen even joined in on the conversation on Thursday, fearing that the cyborg-like technology could be too invasive.Google's response: You'll know when someone wearing Glass is being sketchy.
In one of the most provocative moments of this week's Google I/O developers conference, Glass engineers fielded audience questions regarding privacy concerns. Google was clearly prepared to discuss the topic."
While I am glad that Google is addressing concerns, I am not convinced:
""If I want to record a video with Glass, I have to be staring at you," said Mendis. "And if you're human, you'll notice me staring at you.""
Really? My head turned in your general direction but my eyes looking a bit to your side won't appear that I am staring at you... but the Glass will probably be picking you up just fine.
"Google has "experimented" with facial recognition, execs said at I/O on Thursday, but that isn't in the company's current plan for Glass. Still, Google stopped short of saying it's not infuture plans."
I am sure there are a lot of things that are not in the current plans in preparing for the retail release, but what about future upgrades and apps?
Overall, I am still of the opinion that Glass is not at this time welcome in my home or workplace, and Google's reassurances regarding privacy fall well short of reassuring me.
"Overall, I am still of the opinion that Glass is not at this time welcome in my home or workplace, and Google's reassurances regarding privacy fall well short of reassuring me."
I am glad I am not the only one!