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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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I think I would be more relaxed about this if it wasn't an advertising company making it.


Well, why? Atleast with Google they're not selling your details to others, but if it was some non-advertising company you could bet your ass that they'd sell all the details they could to some 3rd party they do not really have control over, and would that really be preferable to you?

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


Well, why? Atleast with Google they're not selling your details to others, but if it was some non-advertising company you could bet your ass that they'd sell all the details they could to some 3rd party they do not really have control over, and would that really be preferable to you?


Google does sell your content to advertisers, though not personally identifiable in most cases, it does scan through sensitive materials like e-mail. I don't think it'd be too much of a leap to suggest they could do it for other sources of information.

These contextual ads are no-opts , you cannot turn them off. Google is a nefarious company which occasionally does some pretty neat things like Glass.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Google does sell your content to advertisers


No, they sell information about trends, not your content.

though not personally identifiable in most cases


In most cases? They don't sell information about individual people, they sell marketing data in large batches of tens of thousands of people.

It's okay to not like that, but atleast get your facts straight.

it does scan through sensitive materials like e-mail. I don't think it'd be too much of a leap to suggest they could do it for other sources of information.


Aye, but how does that differ from everyone else, then? They all do that these days, and if Google Glass came from some other entity they'd do that just as well. Again, it's okay to not be okay with that, but let's not pretend that Google is somehow a more evil entity than the others here.

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leos Member since:
2005-09-21


Well, why? Atleast with Google they're not selling your details to others,


Oh to be young and naive. Truly funny how people think a publicly traded company who's primary revenue is advertising is somehow looking out for their interests.

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chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

If Google sold their users' details, that would diminish their value. Google's business model is targeted advertising.

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