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Apr 13, 2015

I find it interesting that the backlash against public video is against Google Glass. We have no privacy in public. The Constitution guarantees us no privacy in public. We don't seem to care that people video us all the time in public with their cell phones. Have never heard a story where someone walks up to someone using their cell phone as a video camera and smashes it (several of those stories out about Google Glass). Cities have cameras everywhere. Many intersection have cameras. Most large city public spaces have cameras. Every public business, such as Walmart, Target, JC Pennys, the local Quickee Mart, the gun store, the bank, the mall, the drug store, Home Depot, McDonalds, you name it: it has video recording. We don't even think about that, even justify it in some cases for safety.

You do understand that the guy at Starbucks, using his laptop or appearing to tap out a text on his iPhone, or the gal using her tablet, could be recording, right along with the camera Starbucks is using!

Why is Google Glass any different than cell phone video and public video? I just don't understand.

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Apr 24, 2015

I think the difference between a public security camera and a person's personal camera are pretty obvious. I am not one for surveillance, but I feel that if you do something in public there's a much smaller chance of it ending up online if it's filmed by a security camera as opposed to a person's camera phone. The problem with Google glass is that you look no different when you're filming than when you're not, because the glasses will be on your face either way pointing at whatever you're looking at. With a normal phone it's much easier to at least know when someone might be filming because their phone has to be both in their hand and pointing at you.

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Apr 13, 2015

I stand with Marvin on this one. Another thing is of course when the person who recorded you uses the video to publicly defame you. This is not fun anymore and such act should be strictly penalized.

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