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Ubiquitous Computing Product Raises Concerns

PRIVACY

February 21, 2013

The New York Times reports on the introduction of Google Glass and some of the concerns and obstacles in launching it. The wearable glasses feature a computer processor connected to the Internet and allow the user to see a computer screen and use voice command for a number of applications, including virtual reality gaming, directions and e-mail. Google has begun accepting applications for a small group of potential users and hopes to sell them to the public later this year, the report states. The potential for such “ubiquitous computing” has some privacy advocates concerned about use of facial recognition to identify strangers in public or to record and broadcast private conversations, the report states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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