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Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude' 341

An anonymous reader writes "One of the biggest worries about the rise of wearable computing is the ease with which random strangers will be able to record your actions without your knowing. Right now, it's pretty easy to tell if somebody's holding up their cellphone to take some video. But when everybody's wearing Google Glass, or something similar, it will become harder to tell. This has led to preemptive bans on Glass in certain places. Now, Google has published a list of Do's and Don'ts to tell Glass users how they should behave politely in public. Do: ask for permission before recording people. Don't: ignore the world around you, expect that people won't notice, or wear it during a cage fight. Most importantly, don't 'be creepy or rude.' Google says, 'Standing alone in the corner of a room staring at people while recording them through Glass is not going to win you any friends.'"
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Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude'

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  • Re:But... (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @12:06AM (#46282779)

    Witness Android vs. iOS. Very clear what the better product is, but Android is the PC to Apple's Mac.

    Android is a better product than iOS in most measurable ways. Even the much-vaunted "security" of the Apple App store is a myth.

    Report finds iOS apps riskier than Android apps
    The Appthority Reputation Report for Winter 2014 was compiled using data from the cloud-based Appthority App Risk Management Service. Appthority performed static, dynamic, and behavioral app analysis of 400 paid and free apps spanning iOS and Android to assess the relative security and risky behavior of the most popular apps.

    Appthority also discovered that iOS apps are riskier overall than Android apps—91 percent contain risky behavior as opposed to 83 percent on Android.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article... [pcworld.com]

  • Re:But... (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @12:14AM (#46282821)

    In public, I want ubiquitous recording BY THE INDIVIDUALS.

    You seem to have a serious problem with understanding that what YOU want
    may not be what others want.

    Some people are not going to ask you politely to quit taking video of them,
    they are just going to take your device and smash it. Don't believe me ?
    Try taking video of a group of bikers and see how that works out for you.
    ( you will want to make sure your health insurance is in proper order and covers major
    facial trauma before you undertake this experiment )


  • by Any Web Loco ( 555458 ) on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @02:27AM (#46283341) Homepage
    There is a great fun 1-hour TV show called Black Mirror - The Entire History of You which deals with what it would be like to be able to record every minute of your private life and review it at any stage. Didn't have entirely positive things to say. Worth a watch one evening - might temper your view?
  • Re: Q about glass (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @07:40AM (#46284631)

    They already side load. They've (as in users/devs/hackers) have already figured out a way to record without any indication and even made an app to snap pictures with a simple wink (I believe Google may have introduced the ability to do that also now, but the users introduced it long ago when Google said it wasn't possible)

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