Google Glass a Privacy Nightmare


Google Glass makes it easy for wearers to surreptitiously take pictures or video of unknowing subjects. That’s caused more than a few people to ask: What does Glass mean for our privacy? Now Congress, too, wants answers.

Eight members of Congress’ bi-partisan privacy caucus sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page Thursday seeking answers about Glass’ privacy implications:

  • Will Glass collect users’ data without their consent?
  • What steps are being taken to protect non-users’ privacy?
  • Will Glass offer facial recognition to identify non-users and display information about them?
  • What restrictions is Google placing on Glass and Glass apps?
  • Will Google Glass cause Google to change its privacy policy?
  • Will Glass store data on the device, and will it offer user authentication?
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