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Reps Question Google Glass; Mapping Gets Upgrade

PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.

May 17, 2013

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) has written a letter asking Google questions related to concerns he and other lawmakers have about its latest product, Glass, reports TheNextWeb. Questions include whether facial recognition abilities will allow users to access personal information about people and objects they view through Glass; will Google be able to collect any device-specific information without users’ consent, and will the Glass device be able to store data? The company has also rolled out changes to its mapping service, “more deeply mining” users’ personal data obtained through Google services to customize maps to users’ preferences and behaviors.
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