Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:40 UTC
Google This is amazing. Not only has Google just opened up the pre-order program for Google Glass to 'creative individuals', it has also unveiled what the user interface looks like and how it works. It's... Nothing short of amazing. I'm throwing money, credit cards, my car keys, my house keys, my Surface RT, my cats, everything at my screen. I want this so bad.
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Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

This is a bit harsh but made me laugh. A comment on Google Glass by Brian S Hall.

Coolness is more important than privacy.

What's that? The non-consented voice and video capture of me you just uploaded in real-time to Youtube for the world to see includes my location, down to the nearest GPS coordinate and has face-tagged me, and now Google is selling that information to every advertiser on the planet who are now pestering me with ads and tracking my every move and anyone on the planet can have a instant Google alert to be notified the very millisecond I show up on the great Google eye and all I only wanted was to enjoy this nice cup of tea but now you've fucking ruined it so maybe you should take off those fucking glasses before I smash your fucking face.

Just saying.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

This is a bit harsh but made me laugh. A comment on Google Glass by Brian S Hall.

Coolness is more important than privacy.

What's that? The non-consented voice and video capture of me you just uploaded in real-time to Youtube for the world to see includes my location, down to the nearest GPS coordinate and has face-tagged me, and now Google is selling that information to every advertiser on the planet who are now pestering me with ads and tracking my every move and anyone on the planet can have a instant Google alert to be notified the very millisecond I show up on the great Google eye and all I only wanted was to enjoy this nice cup of tea but now you've fucking ruined it so maybe you should take off those fucking glasses before I smash your fucking face.

Just saying.


Then again, that's really no different from how things already are as anyone can just pop in and take your picture or record a video of you with the myriad different mobile devices around. In practice it makes no difference.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Of course it's no different. You can do the same with any phone - including the iPhone - and it has been that way for almost a decade. Nothing new.

But it's from Google so better make some snide remark about advertising even while their own site uses advertising and tracking as well.

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rexstuff Member since:
2007-04-06

No, there is a subtle difference. With, say, a mobile phone, you have to get out the phone and somehow surreptitiously angle it to record my face. Doable, perhaps, but not easy.

With Google Glass and using the trackpad, it is much easier to record a video of me without my ever knowing.

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tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

This is a bit harsh but made me laugh. A comment on Google Glass by Brian S Hall.

Coolness is more important than privacy.

This criticism would be laughably ironic if it were to come from an Apple fanboy.

Don't worry jealous fanboys. Apple will eventually invent this device and it will be revolutionary, especially in regards to privacy protection.

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