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#16 exotoxic

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:13

It's totally understandable that they want their privacy.


That's the point though, they want their privacy but they are not bothered about anyone elses, unless (hopefully) places ban the use of glass.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:15

That's the point though, they want their privacy but they are not bothered about anyone elses, unless (hopefully) places ban the use of glass.

I know. That's what I was trying to convey. Might have been less obvious than I thought. ;)

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:16

I've made two related points. The first is that Google are hypocrites for protecting their own privacy but not anyone else's. The second is that Google Glass is designed to undermine people's privacy in a way that smartphones never can. If you choose to buy an Android phone then you're happy to have Google access all your data and nobody else is affected. If you buy Google Glass then you're happy to invade other people's privacy. Everybody's but Google's that is.


It is about protecting secrets in the meetings... that Google does not want Glass users to recording the secrets and share it with other users via Glass..

It is not about protecting 'personal' privacy in the meetings...

Google makes sure nothing go out until they release the info at the upcoming events, or press release.

Think about that.

Edit: added personal above..

Edited by shozilla, 07 June 2013 - 21:38.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:21

It is not about protecting privacy in the meetings...

I disagree. "Protecting secrets" may be the reason they require the meeting to be private.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:23

They're hypocrites because they're more than happy to ignore everyone else's privacy whilst protecting their own. All they've done here is highlight what a terrible idea Google Glass is.


It's not hypocritical if they ban all other recording devices, which they do. It's a business meeting.

Not to mention, any other establishment can ban them. It's the wearers that could invade privacy. It's no different than carrying a hidden camera around. Google Glasses are at least in the open. We've had hidden cameras and such for YEARS and all of a sudden Google Glasses are the devil?

That's the point though, they want their privacy but they are not bothered about anyone elses, unless (hopefully) places ban the use of glass.


Then we should ban any other recording device, because you can just as easily hold your phone down to your side and record, or act like you're talking to someone and record, or buy a miniature recording device which have been around for YEARS. And already places do ban Google Glass. If THOSE places don't want to be hypocrites, then they should be all other devices, like Google.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:27

Hypocrites.


Ill bet Cameras and recording devices are forbidden in other company meetings or R&D Labs, does that make Nokia, HTC, Samsung, Apple, Blackberry hypocrites?

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:31

Ill bet Cameras and recording devices are forbidden in other company meetings or R&D Labs, does that make Nokia, HTC, Samsung, Apple, Blackberry hypocrites?

Do the companies you've named have a similar stance on individual privacy as Google does, though?

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:32

I disagree. "Protecting secrets" may be the reason they require the meeting to be private.


I was talking about personal privacy... like "Hey! I dont want to be in picture taken, put that away!"

The Glasses are banned in the meetings because of meeting secrets... it is not about personal privacy..

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:34

Do the companies you've named have a similar stance on individual privacy as Google does, though?


It's not individual privacy in a shareholder's meeting. How hard is that to understand for people?

Do they allow they elsewhere at Google? Yes.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:35

Do the companies you've named have a similar stance on individual privacy as Google does, though?


Apple do, they sell your preferences and miscellaneous details onto companies for more tailored iAds. And what aspects are you referring to? So Google passes what stuff I search for onto advertisers so they can aim theirs at me? I use adblock for a start. And think about it, even if I didn't use adblock, I'f im on a site where an ad would get aimed at me in the first place, would I prefer a generic ad selling Viagra, or an ad about something that I may potentially be interested in?

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:36

I was talking about personal privacy... like "Hey! I dont want to be in picture taken, put that away!"

The Glasses are banned in the meetings because of meeting secrets... it is not about personal privacy..

It's not individual privacy in a shareholder's meeting.

Yes. Well, personally I feel like individual privacy is as important as organizational privacy (if not more).

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:39

Wise move. Thus showing how easy it is to mitigate the risk of such devices being used in sensitive meetings - have them removed. GASP!!! Not a technical solution but a real world one - how innovative.

Now, feel free to rant nonsense again...

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:40

its going to be hilarious when the guys defending this device get their credit cards and other sensitive info stolen just by someone taking a quick glance and having a permanent copy.


THere are spy glasses now that can do just that. No different from what is currently going on.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:41

So how long until they make Google Glasses that look like normal glasses so you couldn't tell they were capable of recording things?

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 21:42

Hypocrites.


Oh please, they are banning ALL recording devices...not just Glass. If it was just glass, I would agree with you. But it isnt. Nothing different from what a lot of places dont allow now either. Its a sensitive meeting. I am betting if another company came out with a device like this, they would support the use of it and at the same time, not allow it in certain areas.