Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 09:29 UTC
Google The day has finally come: Google has started shipping Google Glass to the lucky few early adopters. Now that it's shipping, Google has also unveiled a lot more about the API and the specifications of the device itself. While the company had already given out substantial details at earlier occasions, there are still a few surprises here.
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Terms of Service
by WereCatf on Tue 16th Apr 2013 10:25 UTC
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2006-02-15

For instance, programmers are not allowed to serve or include advertisements in their Google Glass service, nor are they allowed to charge for them. In addition, you are not allowed to use user data obtained through Glass for advertising purposes either - you can't use it yourself or forward it to an advertising agency. I'm guessing this is done to make sure Google attracts the right kind of developers - enthusiasts who are in it not for the money, but for the excitement of a new class of device.


Well, this should be delightful news. Every single god damn time there's been talk about Google Glass there've atleast a few people proclaiming how they don't want ads pushed in the faces or how Google and everyone else will just use Google Glass for marketing. The only thing left for these "privacy enthusiasts" to complain about is the ability for Google Glass to record audio and/or video, but...well, once you realize that you already are under 24/7 surveillance and tracking there's not really much privacy to lose anyways.

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RE: Terms of Service
by Kochise on Tue 16th Apr 2013 12:00 in reply to "Terms of Service"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Yeah, so why being so prude ? Get naked all day long, show off everything !

BTW, Google Glass = http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114558/

Old stuff, new snuff...

Kochise

Edited 2013-04-16 12:02 UTC

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RE: Terms of Service
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 16th Apr 2013 12:54 in reply to "Terms of Service"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

There is a huge difference between the Big Brother government surveillance and the "little brother" creepy guy surveillance. I'm not happy about Big Brother, but I don't personally feel immediate danger from that surveillance. Now, creepy guy/gal across the bar? I do not want to show up on his tapes.

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RE[2]: Terms of Service
by WereCatf on Tue 16th Apr 2013 15:38 in reply to "RE: Terms of Service"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

There is a huge difference between the Big Brother government surveillance and the "little brother" creepy guy surveillance. I'm not happy about Big Brother, but I don't personally feel immediate danger from that surveillance. Now, creepy guy/gal across the bar? I do not want to show up on his tapes.


How about all the stores with cameras, some of which look on the street outside the store windows and some of which are embedded in the mannequins? Photographers and hobbyist filmographers? People with phones with cameras? Or action cameras? How about people with dash-cams? The fact is that you're already on "tape" by multiple different sources every time you stick your head out in the open.

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RE: Terms of Service
by lucas_maximus on Tue 16th Apr 2013 18:09 in reply to "Terms of Service"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

well, once you realize that you already are under 24/7 surveillance and tracking there's not really much privacy to lose anyways.


That not quite the point is it.

Anyway some people just don't like knowing they are filmed.

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