It's not paranoia if they really are watching you
Posted on 03/01/2013 in misc
Google Glass has been in the tech news quite a bit in recent months. Honestly, I have not paid much attention because they idea of walking around wearing a pair of dorky looking glasses that are connected to the Internet doesn't really appeal to me. However, this article raises a scary point that I had not considered.
Every single pair of Google Glasses will have the ability to permanently record (on Google servers of course) everything that the users sees and hears.
Just think about that for a moment.
You are talking to a friend wearing the Glass. Not only are you not sure if he is actually reading Twitter in his glasses while talking to you, he could be recording the entire conversation. Now take it one step further and Google will auto translate and transcribe the conversation in real time. 60 seconds after you walk away from that friend the entire conversation could be transcribed and indexed at Google.
It's a dream come true for the surveillance state, and they won't even have to pass any draconian laws to make it happen. We'll be doing it to ourselves. Even if there are privacy policies in place that prevent users from posting their Google Glass recordings publicly, the government will most certainly still have access to all that data.
Welcome to the future.