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(Stabley Times)   Congress finally agrees on something: Google Glass creeps them out   (stableytimes.com) divider line 96
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2013-05-19 03:55:13 PM
This is only the beginning.  You cannot stop it.
 
2013-05-19 04:01:14 PM
If that were an Apple product, they'd be rubbing one out to pictures of the thing, desperately praying that Saint Jobs would descend from iHeaven and give them a set.
 
2013-05-19 04:04:03 PM
Maybe it's because Michele Bachmann has a pair.

/how the hell did they let her get a pair?
 
2013-05-19 04:15:59 PM

Makh: This is only the beginning.  You cannot stop it.


But guns - technology a couple of centuries old - that we can stop.
 
2013-05-19 04:35:49 PM
Imagine how freaked out they'll be when we eventually don't even need the glasses. I hope I'm still around to see that.
 
2013-05-19 04:45:45 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Maybe it's because Michele Bachmann has a pair.

/how the hell did they let her get a pair?


I know, right? Her freakish gaze is like the polar opposite of the Hypnotoad, driving people AWAY from the product
 
2013-05-19 05:01:35 PM
I don't get this or the "ads are too loud" consensus. Aren't republicans supposed to back businesses no matter what? Or do they need their lunch bought first?
 
2013-05-19 05:20:11 PM
The govt hates competition.
www.howtovanish.com
 
2013-05-19 05:29:30 PM
Not seeing what the great big deal is about Google Glasses in terms of privacy. Everyone has a cell phone with a camera on, anymore, and those come out any moment something slightly different or social in nature begins. Not as though the glasses are clandestine spy devices, either, but rather obvious.

Facial recognition? Eh. Sorry, but being recognized is not something defended by privacy rights in public.
 
2013-05-19 05:41:28 PM
Old news : "okay poop is coming out"

New news : "Yo, you really gotta see this shiat!"
 
2013-05-19 06:00:24 PM
The same congress that thinks the internet is a "series of tubes"
 
2013-05-19 06:03:14 PM

Triumph: Makh: This is only the beginning.  You cannot stop it.

But guns - technology a couple of centuries old - that we can stop.


Funny, I didn't see anything about guns in that article.

Oh, I get it... you're one of  those idiots that can't interact with people on any level without having to interject your own personal crusade upon the conversation. We're seriously impressed. Really.
 
2013-05-19 06:10:01 PM

Vangor: Not seeing what the great big deal is about Google Glasses in terms of privacy. Everyone has a cell phone with a camera on, anymore, and those come out any moment something slightly different or social in nature begins. Not as though the glasses are clandestine spy devices, either, but rather obvious.

Facial recognition? Eh. Sorry, but being recognized is not something defended by privacy rights in public.


Current law requires all recordings being made have a visible indicator-- such as the red light on video cameras. I don't know how many times we were told during TV production classes that obscuring the red light was illegal. All parties must be aware of and consent to recording. That is also why telephone recorders insert a beep every now and then into the audio stream so that you can't clandestinely record a conversation that way. Unless you buy this splitter/adapter that runs into a tape recorder but doesn't make the beep. But if you tell me that is what you are going to do, I can't sell an adapter to you because the accessory would make me an accessory to your crime.
 
2013-05-19 06:29:05 PM

Vangor: Not seeing what the great big deal is about Google Glasses in terms of privacy. Everyone has a cell phone with a camera on, anymore, and those come out any moment something slightly different or social in nature begins. Not as though the glasses are clandestine spy devices, either, but rather obvious.

Facial recognition? Eh. Sorry, but being recognized is not something defended by privacy rights in public.


Not seeing what the big deal is?

You may have your own opinions, but "not seeing what the big deal is" is kinda bullshiatty.

For starters, to say there is little/no difference between camera phones and glass because the phone is ready at a moments notice? That's like comparing a holstered gun to a shoulder-mounted blaster (a la Predator) that's always at the ready.

I see a lot of places banning Google Glass. I plan to live in one of those places.

I also can't wait to throw a beer in the face of the first person I see wearing Glass in a bar.
 
2013-05-19 06:39:54 PM

Vangor: Not seeing what the great big deal is about Google Glasses in terms of privacy. Everyone has a cell phone with a camera on, anymore, and those come out any moment something slightly different or social in nature begins. Not as though the glasses are clandestine spy devices, either, but rather obvious.

Facial recognition? Eh. Sorry, but being recognized is not something defended by privacy rights in public.


Meanwhile at Google, the company built upon harvesting as much information as they can semi-legally get away with...
www.psmag.com
 
2013-05-19 06:43:20 PM

mrlewish: The govt hates competition.


This: it would be a shame if you could observe and report, citizen.
 
2013-05-19 06:44:46 PM

goatleggedfellow: I also can't wait to throw a beer in the face of the first person I see wearing Glass in a bar.


What a perfectly rational response!
 
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2013-05-19 06:46:31 PM
Everybody will want iGoggles when face recognition tech tells the wearer that the cute girl sitting next to them on the train has numerous amateur photos on the net -- but then the goggle-wearer is too distracted by new tabs to notice the alert about the the guy boarding the train being wanted for punching people in the face and stealing their valuable electronics.
 
2013-05-19 06:50:29 PM

BolloxReader: Current law requires all recordings being made have a visible indicator-- such as the red light on video cameras.


I suppose there is a distinction between the glasses and camera phones what with the obvious holding the phone outstretched presumably means the person is recording whereas the glasses remain in the same position. Making some notable red light when recording (which I have no idea whether or not the glasses have) would be nice. I in no way want to suggest filming and recording others unknowingly is something to be accepted, but I rather mean to recognize we have numerous recording devices already which are about as easily concealed and unnoticed as the glasses could be, and our target should not be on the glasses solely.

goatleggedfellow: For starters, to say there is little/no difference between camera phones and glass because the phone is ready at a moments notice? That's like comparing a holstered gun to a shoulder-mounted blaster (a la Predator) that's always at the ready.


Talk about my comment being "kinda bullshiatty", this comparison makes no sense without some explanation. This would be like comparing a holstered gun openly displayed to a gun in the hand held downward; one has slightly faster response and presumes use, but these are not fundamentally different.

goatleggedfellow: I see a lot of places banning Google Glass. I plan to live in one of those places.


Which I fully support, in terms of private establishments. I wish more establishments had policies against recordings; my friends and I have rather common rules about in no way recording what happens in compromising situations, as a bar could be.

More my concern is why are we suddenly scared of Google Glasses when we've seen how ubiquitous cameras have become. What is fundamentally different about Google Glasses which requires targeting this device itself rather than this being the device which makes us all aware how too ubiquitous cameras have become and requiring some push back?
 
2013-05-19 06:53:47 PM
The Google CEO in his office:

www.hotflick.net
 
2013-05-19 06:56:22 PM

goatleggedfellow: Vangor: Not seeing what the great big deal is about Google Glasses in terms of privacy. Everyone has a cell phone with a camera on, anymore, and those come out any moment something slightly different or social in nature begins. Not as though the glasses are clandestine spy devices, either, but rather obvious.

Facial recognition? Eh. Sorry, but being recognized is not something defended by privacy rights in public.

Not seeing what the big deal is?

You may have your own opinions, but "not seeing what the big deal is" is kinda bullshiatty.

For starters, to say there is little/no difference between camera phones and glass because the phone is ready at a moments notice? That's like comparing a holstered gun to a shoulder-mounted blaster (a la Predator) that's always at the ready.

I see a lot of places banning Google Glass. I plan to live in one of those places.

I also can't wait to throw a beer in the face of the first person I see wearing Glass in a bar.


media.tumblr.com

/Was there this much frat-boy-jealousy rage when they smart phones, or headphones, became available?
 
2013-05-19 07:00:44 PM

Fano: mrlewish: The govt hates competition.

This: it would be a shame if you could observe and report, citizen.


It's a shame that Observe and Report didn't get better ratings.
 
2013-05-19 07:02:28 PM

Vangor: More my concern is why are we suddenly scared of Google Glasses when we've seen how ubiquitous cameras have become. What is fundamentally different about Google Glasses which requires targeting this device itself rather than this being the device which makes us all aware how too ubiquitous cameras have become and requiring some push back?


This is what I don't get either.

Camera phone:  No indicator light noting that it is recording.  The video quality these days is absurdly good, they can zoom, etc.  Essentially all the functionality of a camcorder; however, they're everywhere so nobody thinks twice about seeing one.  You could use one to record people all day long and they would be none the wiser.

Google Glasses:  They're planted on your face, and require you to look directly at the subject to record them.

I suspect the sudden freakout has a lot to do with the fact Google is putting them out and if it were, say, Apple instead you'd be hearing a lot of the same complaints just from a different group of people.

It's probably worth noting none of us still have any idea what the actual production release of these things will have in terms of an indicator light, etc.
 
2013-05-19 07:15:11 PM

goatleggedfellow: I also can't wait to throw a beer in the face of the first person I see wearing Glass in a bar.


I can't wait to introduce the butt end of my shotgun to the upper teeth of the asshole who threw a beer in my face in an unprovoked act of criminal assault.
 
2013-05-19 07:21:09 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Maybe it's because Michele Bachmann has a pair.

/how the hell did they let her get a pair?


Unless she was singled out for them, I can't get too outraged. As much as I dislike her, when I saw her wearing them the other day I just figured all the congress creatures got a pair.
 
2013-05-19 07:25:15 PM
Ah Congress, wasting time on something they know nothing about.
 
2013-05-19 07:29:41 PM
Difference between this and wearing a helmet cam? No one complained about helmet cams.
 
2013-05-19 07:34:49 PM
they are afraid of getting caught doing what they should not be doing,
 
2013-05-19 07:41:52 PM

Thisbymaster: Ah Congress, wasting time on something they know nothing about.


Business as usual. According to our dear elected officials, islands can tip over due to overpopulation, the internet is a series of tubes, and victims of "legitimate rape" can't get pregnant. Oh, and let's not forget that they got elected because their invisible sky wizard of choice took a personal interest in their lives.

To me, seperation of church and state means keep your damned mouth shut about your religion when you're on the job. While you're at it, try opening a farking book/website and learning about something before you attempt to legislate it.
 
2013-05-19 07:43:41 PM

Triumph: Makh: This is only the beginning.  You cannot stop it.

But guns - technology a couple of centuries old - that we can stop.


You said that, not me.  Have your straw man argument somewhere else.
 
2013-05-19 07:51:05 PM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Triumph: Makh: This is only the beginning.  You cannot stop it.

But guns - technology a couple of centuries old - that we can stop.

Funny, I didn't see anything about guns in that article.

Oh, I get it... you're one of  those idiots that can't interact with people on any level without having to interject your own personal crusade upon the conversation. We're seriously impressed. Really.


It wasn't a gun crusade comment, dipshiat. It was a counter to a "you can't stop technology" comment. I could have used the example of stopping Iran from getting nukes or some other attempts at restraining technology, but my point is there are many people who will say you "can't stop" Google glass while simultaneously advocating banning technologies that are much older, in some instances centuries older.
 
2013-05-19 07:54:32 PM
Well, this is similar to freaking out about printable guns when it is far simpler and cheaper to just buy a real gun on the black market.  MUCH better spy glasses and tech already exist and are far less obvious.  This is simply a non issue.

http://www.gadgetsandgear.com/spy-glasses-hidden-camera-eyeglasses.h tm l
 
2013-05-19 07:57:14 PM

Triumph: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Triumph: Makh: This is only the beginning.  You cannot stop it.

But guns - technology a couple of centuries old - that we can stop.

Funny, I didn't see anything about guns in that article.

Oh, I get it... you're one of  those idiots that can't interact with people on any level without having to interject your own personal crusade upon the conversation. We're seriously impressed. Really.

It wasn't a gun crusade comment, dipshiat. It was a counter to a "you can't stop technology" comment. I could have used the example of stopping Iran from getting nukes or some other attempts at restraining technology, but my point is there are many people who will say you "can't stop" Google glass while simultaneously advocating banning technologies that are much older, in some instances centuries older.


You could try saying that instead of sounding like every other threadshiatting retard that drifts in from the politics tab. Or is my implied sarcasm plugin not working again? I never can tell...
 
2013-05-19 08:01:41 PM

Vangor: Not seeing what the great big deal is about Google Glasses in terms of privacy. Everyone has a cell phone with a camera on, anymore, and those come out any moment something slightly different or social in nature begins. Not as though the glasses are clandestine spy devices, either, but rather obvious.

Facial recognition? Eh. Sorry, but being recognized is not something defended by privacy rights in public.


People were so worried about everyone being tattooed with bar codes. It turned out that with ubiquitous cameras, super computing technology and facial recognition we were all born with the Mark of the Beast because it's  your face.
 
2013-05-19 08:03:31 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: Fano: mrlewish: The govt hates competition.

This: it would be a shame if you could observe and report, citizen.

It's a shame that Observe and Report didn't get better ratings.


It's a shame more people haven't read Philip K. Dick's "Radio Free Albemuth" (1976).
 
2013-05-19 08:16:43 PM
FTFA:  Finally, a way to unite Congress: Google Glass. Both parties in the perennially gridlocked legislative branch have found something to come together on, as members of both major political parties agree that the new wearable computing technology simply creeps them out. It's not Google Glass itself, or its basic feature set they have a problem with. It's the clandestine manner in which it can be used, with those wearing it not giving off any visible cues that they may be capturing photos, videos, or even facial recognition of those around them. And that has Congress coming together in a bipartisan commission in the name of pinging Google with its concerns over Glass privacy issues

ohwaityoureserious.jpg
 
2013-05-19 08:29:48 PM
It's the clandestine manner in which it can be used, with those wearing it not giving off any visible cues that they may be capturing photos, videos, or even facial recognition of those around them.

The fact that they are wearing Google Glass is a pretty big clue.
 
2013-05-19 08:34:17 PM

BolloxReader: Current law requires all recordings being made have a visible indicator-- such as the red light on video cameras.



img.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-19 08:34:38 PM
Remember how the Segway was going to be a disruptive technology and nothing would ever be the same again?

Yeah, about that.
 
2013-05-19 08:49:18 PM
Saw this link earlier today, College Graduation Through Google Glass.

Personally I find this nifty as hell. Yes the glasses are a little conspicuous at this stage, this will improve over time as both the technology shrinks and the adoption becomes common. IMO the growing appeal will outweigh the social awkwardness. Hell, its taken us a decade to work up some cultural rules on acceptable cellphone behavior and we're still not 100% there yet.
 
2013-05-19 08:53:38 PM
At least with Google Glass you know you're on camera.  Not so with discrete recorders disguised as pens and whatnot.
 
2013-05-19 09:03:18 PM
When I see dorks walking around in public wearing Google Glass, I'm going to run up to them and say "OK Glass, Google 'lemon party'." or  "OK Glass, send message to 'office': 'I hate this job and plan to fart in your lunch.'"

Or whatever it takes to make it clear that having that  thing  on your head, pointed at me, is going to be a bad idea.
 
2013-05-19 09:06:30 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: At least with Google Glass you know you're on camera.  Not so with discrete recorders disguised as pens and whatnot.


The difference is that discrete recorders are JUST recorders. Glass lets you record and upload to the Internet in a few seconds. Once it's on the Internet, it's there forever.

But you're right. If someone is facing me with one of these things on his head, I'm going to avoid him. I think people who wear Google Glass should get used to being ostracized and remaining uninvited to most gatherings, because nobody's going to want your creepy voyeur goggles around.
 
2013-05-19 09:07:08 PM
What is with the violent hatred people have for Google Glass? Is it just because Apple didn't 'invent' it?

A wearable computer with a heads-up-display is an amazingly cool concept and I can't wait to own one (Either Glass or a, hopefully, less ugly design). The internet is one of the best things humanity ever did and enabling a constant connection with it is inevitable and awesome.
 
2013-05-19 09:08:06 PM

ZeroCorpse: When I see dorks walking around in public wearing Google Glass, I'm going to run up to them and say "OK Glass, Google 'lemon party'." or  "OK Glass, send message to 'office': 'I hate this job and plan to fart in your lunch.'"

Or whatever it takes to make it clear that having that  thing  on your head, pointed at me, is going to be a bad idea.


What is it with you and these things?  Every thread it's you going batshiat over them.

Here's the scenario you constantly outline:  It's you, going about your business with nobody having a fark to give about who you are or what you're doing.  Then you see a pair of these things, and choose to go completely lose your shiat...thereby drawing the attention of everyone around with a cellphone who instantly busts those out, records you being a jagoff, and throws it on You Tube with the touch of a button.  For someone so adverse to being recorded, you seem hellbent on creating scenarios where that's going to happen.
 
2013-05-19 09:17:51 PM

lewismarktwo: Well, this is similar to freaking out about printable guns when it is far simpler and cheaper to just buy a real gun on the black market.  MUCH better spy glasses and tech already exist and are far less obvious.  This is simply a non issue.

http://www.gadgetsandgear.com/spy-glasses-hidden-camera-eyeglasses.h tm l


1. The printed guns can go through metal detectors. That's the problem. Not the issue of being able to make a homemade gun.

2. Spy glasses and other such equipment are not tied into your Google account, can't upload images or video instantly, can't Google search or Image search people while you're looking at them, and have limited storage as opposed to a device that can keep uploading to the cloud indefinitely. They also tend to have wires, bulky packs, or rely on a transmitter and a receiver somewhere. With the glasses you linked, you store locally on 8gb of flash storage, and then you have to get it to a computer to upload it. That takes time. With Google Glass, you record, and BOOM, moments later it can go right to the Internet where it will live forever.

It's like the difference between:
A. Stabbing someone with a knife (normal cell phone or camera).
B. Shooting someone with a concealed one-shot pistol (the spy glasses).
C. Wearing a bomb under your jacket with a visible hand-trigger (Google Glass).

With A and B, there's prep time, reload time, and with A, the obviousness of it. People can avoid it, prevent the worst damage, and even stop you after you've used it.

With C, it might  be obvious you have it, but if you decide to use it nobody will have time to avoid it, and it will do way more damage that will be far more difficult to heal.
 
2013-05-19 09:19:14 PM

mrlewish: The govt hates competition.
[www.howtovanish.com image 400x300]


I saw on Alex Jones' website that he's now no longer referring to the group of elitist that want to brainwash you as 'Bilderberg' but he's instead calling it 'Google-berg' now. lol.
 
2013-05-19 09:19:14 PM

Shrugging Atlas: What is it with you and these things? Every thread it's you going batshiat over them.

Here's the scenario you constantly outline: It's you, going about your business with nobody having a fark to give about who you are or what you're doing. Then you see a pair of these things, and choose to go completely lose your shiat...thereby drawing the attention of everyone around with a cellphone who instantly busts those out, records you being a jagoff, and throws it on You Tube with the touch of a button. For someone so adverse to being recorded, you seem hellbent on creating scenarios where that's going to happen.


I share a similar distrust of them, I'm not even really that concerned with what people themselves are going to use them for its the company that's supplying them where my apprehension comes from.  Even if you don't own a pair you will be dragged into Google's vast database and profiling any time someone who does comes in range, only this time its got your face to match up with everything else it can read off of you like bluetooth devices and anything wireless you've got.  Its more then just another wireless device with a camera, its one with a camera that's always at head level and always passively operating (yah, always).  Google does everything it can to grab everything it can about you and everyone you interact with, they are definitely a company I do not trust when it comes to pushing out this hardware.  I would not trust them with a laptop, definitely not a cell phone and really no way am I paying money to buy a dual-camera devices that's spending as much time watching me as it is everything I do, from Google.

Back to the camera and comparison to existing surveillance:  Its a little different when its at street level right there with you and its all feeding back to the same company, and that company has set enough precedents about freely rifling through anything you transmit or store within their services as routine and to be expected.
 
2013-05-19 09:21:36 PM

ZeroCorpse: When I see dorks walking around in public wearing Google Glass, I'm going to run up to them and say "OK Glass, Google 'lemon party'." or  "OK Glass, send message to 'office': 'I hate this job and plan to fart in your lunch.'"

Or whatever it takes to make it clear that having that  thing  on your head, pointed at me, is going to be a bad idea.


Grow up and deal with it or hide out in your house for the rest of your life.  You have no expectation of privacy when out in public, and if I see you in public I can point any recording device in the world at you.
 
2013-05-19 09:27:13 PM

Shrugging Atlas: ZeroCorpse: When I see dorks walking around in public wearing Google Glass, I'm going to run up to them and say "OK Glass, Google 'lemon party'." or  "OK Glass, send message to 'office': 'I hate this job and plan to fart in your lunch.'"

Or whatever it takes to make it clear that having that  thing  on your head, pointed at me, is going to be a bad idea.

What is it with you and these things?  Every thread it's you going batshiat over them.

Here's the scenario you constantly outline:  It's you, going about your business with nobody having a fark to give about who you are or what you're doing.  Then you see a pair of these things, and choose to go completely lose your shiat...thereby drawing the attention of everyone around with a cellphone who instantly busts those out, records you being a jagoff, and throws it on You Tube with the touch of a button.  For someone so adverse to being recorded, you seem hellbent on creating scenarios where that's going to happen.


Nice redirection.With your outspoken defense of Big Brother and all the happy little Google Glass minions, I'm sure you'll get a high place in Ingsoc.

I don't think it will be every person wearing GG that will be the problem. I think it will be several SELECT people, and those people will be the reason why it's a bad idea for EVERYONE.

Comparing this to spy glasses or cell phones is not a fair comparison. Most people don't buy spy glasses, and to use cell phones as recording devices you have to be very obvious. If I see someone with a video camera or cell phone camera pointed at something,  I avoid it.With Google Glass they remove my ability to  know  whether or not I'm being recorded. THAT is my issue. You have a right to wear a recording device, but I have a right to know when I'm being recorded-- WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE ANY REASON TO RECORD ME. I don't think everyone will record me, but I want to know when they ARE recording, and GG makes that impossible.

/And yes, they look dorky, too.
 
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