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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RE[2]: Terms of Service
by WereCatf on Tue 16th Apr 2013 15:38 UTC 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[3]: Terms of Service
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 16th Apr 2013 15:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Terms of Service"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Ok, maybe there is also a "middle brother" too, the store cams. A store camera just stays in a single position and films. There *might* be a creepy guy at the other end watching it at all times, but probably not.

Current cell phones are a concern in some situations, but you can usually tell when they are filming and when the are not. Certainly *can* be unacceptably creepy and wrong.

The more it gets closer to an individual personally and intentionally filming you and the less aware of the filming you are, the creepier and less acceptable it gets.

While I haven't seen glass in person, I'd imagine there isn't an obvious way to tell if they are recording or not. Which makes it much easier than a cell phone to secretly film people.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not 100% anti glass. But I certainly understand the concerns people have with the privacy aspect. There are certain acquaintances that I would explicitly avoid if they were glass users.

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