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Code script put together by Julian Oliver which detects Google Glass devices on a WiFi network and blocks them:

This script is a response to a comment by Omer Shapira that the presence of Google Glass worn by audience at an ITP graduate exhibition left him feeling understandably uneasy; it was not possible to know whether they were recording, or even streaming what they were recording to a remote service over WiFi.

The … script will find and detect Google Glass on the local network and kick them off.

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Still bitter about how the obsession with privacy concerns of Google Glass has completely ruined the device’s potential.

There is always the possibility that someone is secretly recording you. That MP3 player I appear to be absent-mindedly holding in my lap? Totally has an audio-recording function, and you have no way of knowing whether I’m using it. Just because people tend to forget the recording possibilities of smartphones unless they come in Glass form, doesn’t mean those possibilities aren’t there. They’re always there.

Using a facial recognition app that scans the faces of everyone you pass by and compares them to a database (a mixture of owner-taken photos and photos copied from Facebook) of people you know to check for matches is perfectly legal and polite and all those other ways of saying “permitted”, but only if you’re running it on a carbon-based computer. People whose carbon-based computers can’t run the app (or can technically run it, but can’t do anything with it due to problems with their on-board cameras) can go fuck themselves.

(It does kind of fascinate me how thoroughly the ban on facial recognition has been spun as “yay privacy” rather than “Google spitting in the faces (so to speak) of disabled people”.)


Tags:

#Google Glass #prosopagnosia #my usual tag for high-tech stuff is #proud citizen of The Future #but in this case it’s more like #disappointed permanent resident of The Future #currently in the stage of citizenship application where #they bog you down in red tape forever

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