One thing people fail to understand about Glass is that it is IMPOSSIBLE for it to record someone covertly. The screen of Glass is ALWAYS on when I am recording someone and the person across from you can clearly see the reversed of what you are seeing.
“We recently had to ask a rude customer to leave because of their insistence on wearing and operating Google Glasses inside the restaurant.” The Seattle rest…
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What’s really sad is that the more educated people I met, they more they think privacy is a problem.
All I had to do when they ask me about this kind of stuff is just hold a cellphone in front of me and ask what I’m doing. Then they shut up.Fasty – 2013-12-11 16:12:59-0500Well it doesn’t help when the government ADMITS its spying on us and Google just gives away our info like its nothing. Who’s to say it doesn’t record us? I don’t know if it does or not but I wont rule anything out until there’s proofD Newman – 2013-12-11 16:13:16-0500And the Media has no interest in actually getting the facts correct. There was a local news report that was full of factual errors about Glass that ran 3 days before I received mine. I’ve sent E-Mails, left messages on the station Facebook page and the station website, and left phone messages for the reporter offering to let them use Glass to see what its really capable of. And I’ve gotten no response at all.
Sensationalism and non-existent “privacy concerns” apparently make better TV “News” than the facts.J. R. Swab – 2013-12-11 17:01:51-0500good thing i never subscribed lolJamesMichaelDoyle – 2013-12-11 17:53:03-0500clearly see from across the room what is on your “screen”? no. i did notice you said “across from you” yes, the person you are sitting with may be able to tell, but everyone else?JamesMichaelDoyle – 2013-12-11 18:17:42-0500+Inmatinus not even a hacker required, just disconnect the wire to the led. Gapho – 2013-12-11 18:43:25-0500+Inmatinus It’s been said by Google that the camera is hardwired to the circuits relating to the usages of the camera. Simply put it, if the camera is on, the light is on. No exceptions. The same technology is used by Apple in their web cams.J. R. Swab – 2013-12-11 18:44:46-0500A prime example of making assumptionsEdgar Valenzuela – 2013-12-11 22:12:28-0500Thanks for explaining that I didnt know, but how about a “hacked” google glass, there was a time when every phone HAD to have a red light indicating that it was recording video, there were a lot of options later to tweak the red lightIvan Yudhi – 2013-12-11 22:22:51-0500+Edgar Valenzuela Imagine this. You’re sitting at a table, and you’re playing with your phone in front of you. How would the people around you know whether you’re actually playing with your phone or recording them? No hack needed.JamesMichaelDoyle – 2013-12-11 23:07:33-0500+Gapho and nobody can break a circuit to an LED light, right? /snicker JamesMichaelDoyle – 2013-12-11 23:10:48-0500+Ivan Yudhi are you one of the rare dumbasses that use their phones upright, where the camera lens has a direct line of sight of people? because the vast majority of us, have our phones angled downwards for this reason. its common courtesy. and yes we do notice these asshats that use their phones upright with lens pointed at us. pull that shit in a restaurant or something and you might just get asked to put it away or leave. ive seen it done. however the dumbasses just put their phone away. the guy in this story refused, so he was asked to leave. Ivan Yudhi – 2013-12-11 23:13:56-0500+JamesMichaelDoyle You’re completely missing the point.Tricia C – 2013-12-12 00:16:09-0500I have found that the folks who complain the loudest have not had #Glass within a 6 foot radius of them and they are spouting . . . well, I have no idea what they are spouting and often, neither do they.StevismMusic – 2013-12-12 00:18:01-0500as if people won’t develop covert solutions to this, approved for use on glass or not. If you really think that there’s no way around this then you are blissfully naive.Gapho – 2013-12-12 00:24:23-0500+StevismMusic Actually, people already have made objects that you can place on the prism, this allows you to see the screen in sunlight, it also coincidentally covers the light diode.Gapho – 2013-12-12 05:32:05-0500 – Updated: 2013-12-12 05:32:28-0500+Inmatinus All companies lie?
Walmart doesn’t match prices?
NASA didn’t send three men to the moon?
Coca Cola doesn’t use recyclable caps?
Perhaps you should know that survival of the fittest doesn’t mean the animal with the biggest muscles wins.JamesMichaelDoyle – 2013-12-12 06:56:59-0500+Ivan Yudhi actually perhaps its you who is missing the point. it is irrelevant to this discussion that someone CAN spy on us covertly with pencams and even spyglasses, etc. the point is that this is just as rude and obviously invasive as you holding up your cell phone witht he lens pointing at us. we KNOW it has a camera, and we cannot tell whether its on or not. furthermore you missed the point that we have been making. “but the light is on when its recording!” means jackshit, since any modification to allow usage in sunlight will obscure the light. and being able to use it in sunlight is very handy, you can bet your ass most people will mod it.
once again, the fact that someone CAN get stealth cameras hidden in stuff is not relevant because we will be unaware of it, and it will not distract or restrict us. its not a matter of “if you arent doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about” its a matter of leave me the fuck alone and have some common courtesy.
do an experiment today, everywhere you go, walk around “playing with your phone” upright, camera lens pointing at everyone. see how they react. hell do one better, actually record it and upload.Edgar Valenzuela – 2013-12-16 00:50:45-0500+Ivan Yudhi As i said, few years ago phones had a red LED light indicating that it was recording, they dont loger have them, but there was a time when it was mandatory because of customers wanting privacy.
The initial comment (or in this case google glass defense) was that the google glass has a screen that the person being recorded can see. So, thats the same indicator as a red light… what if someone hacked it to be out of indicator. There will be always a way for someone to record without being noticed.