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tbm3fan
26 Feb 14,, 21:18
I know it is a tech device but I am more interested in how it will be used/misused in society and how people will react. For many who are unaware San Francisco seems to be the center of a big clash between techies and those who aren't. I have been around the City since 1970 and have to say there is a tremendous upheaval going on. So much so that I have only set foot once since 2004 over there. That considering that I lived in the City from 1986-1998. I can definitely say it it no longer hip and no longer cool. Still great vistas but the City culture is undergoing ominous changes now. Think the 1984 Apple commercial and that is becoming this town. Nothing but robots walking up and down streets staring intently into phones. It is absolutely incredible how many people I could have whacked over the head and not even seen it coming a few months ago.

Anyway this happened a few nights ago and may not have reached many other places. We have 34 year old woman, a tech consultant even, is in a Haight Street bar (the Haight no less) wearing her Google Glass. Pretty soon bar patrons get uncomfortable with it and make their opinions known. Knowing there is a camera, but not knowing if it is on, naturally had many on edge. When confronted she turns on her camera rather than just defusing the situation and taking the Glass off.

Anyway here is the link and this story will one day be coming your way. Google is now starting to promote these things and like every techie who needs the newest thing this will be big. Question is how appropriate it is especially in public places where there are people who are mildly not interested to hostile? Not knowing if the camera was on or not could be an issue. I know if I were in a club or restaurant, and someone is looking in my direction with one of those on, I would not take kindly to it. I value my privacy highly and do feel I am entitled to it out in public as mentioned. Google knows it will be misused and is trying to counter that but people being people will start to misuse it quickly like cell phones.

Google Glass attack offers a new lens on privacy concerns - SFGate (http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Google-Glass-attack-offers-a-new-lens-on-privacy-5267616.php)

Woman: I was attacked in S.F. over Google Glass - SFGate Blog (http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2014/02/24/woman-i-was-attacked-in-s-f-over-google-glass/)

FJV
26 Feb 14,, 21:59
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CCTV Busting Infra-Red Headset Makes You Invisible | Gadget Lab | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2008/02/cctv-busting-in/)

And a few other electronic jamming tricks are available.

An other method of jamming would be a punch in the face, which hurts extra bad, because the expensive gadget will also be broken.

gunnut
26 Feb 14,, 23:07
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CCTV Busting Infra-Red Headset Makes You Invisible | Gadget Lab | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2008/02/cctv-busting-in/)

And a few other electronic jamming tricks are available.

An other method of jamming would be a punch in the face, which hurts extra bad, because the expensive gadget will also be broken.

It would be interesting to have these installed on cars...

bigross86
26 Feb 14,, 23:23
Some slight NSFW language

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Solastalgia
27 Feb 14,, 18:25
Some slight NSFW language

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lmao. I'm definitely gonna do this!

cr9527
18 Mar 14,, 00:56
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CCTV Busting Infra-Red Headset Makes You Invisible | Gadget Lab | Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2008/02/cctv-busting-in/)

And a few other electronic jamming tricks are available.

An other method of jamming would be a punch in the face, which hurts extra bad, because the expensive gadget will also be broken.

A countermeasure to this would be to install infrared filters on CCTV lenses. Most decent cameras have such filters installed, making IR light invisible to the camera.