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Spyware app turns the privacy tables on Google Glass wearers

Spyware app turns the privacy tables on Google Glass wearers | Privacy | Scoop.it

Critics of Google Glass usually remark on how the device allows its owner to take photos and videos of other people without their knowledge or consent, which has contributed to some backlash, including bans on Glass in some establishments and an alleged assault on a Glass user.

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But a spyware app developed by two researchers has shown that Google Glass can be used to secretly take photos of whatever a Glass wearer is looking at without their knowledge - making the Glass user the one whose privacy and security is potentially compromised.

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The lens display usually lights up whenever Glass is in use, which is the only way to tell when Glass is on - other than witnessing voice and gesture commands used by the wearer such as "Okay Glass, take a photo."

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However, according to media reports, the app takes a photo every 10 seconds when the display is off, meaning the wearer (or anyone in view of the camera) is unaware that it's recording.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 25, 2014 5:01 PM


The lens display usually lights up whenever Glass is in use, which is the only way to tell when Glass is on - other than witnessing voice and gesture commands used by the wearer such as "Okay Glass, take a photo."

.

However, according to media reports, the app takes a photo every 10 seconds when the display is off, meaning the wearer (or anyone in view of the camera) is unaware that it's recording.


Zahid Yakoob's curator insight, March 26, 2014 3:30 PM

Critics of Google Glass usually remark on how the device allows its owner to take photos and videos of other people without their knowledge or consent, which has contributed to some backlash, including bans on Glass in some establishments and an alleged assault on a Glass user.

But a spyware app developed by two researchers has shown that Google Glass can be used to secretly take photos of whatever a Glass wearer is looking at without their knowledge - making the Glass user the one whose privacy and security is potentially compromised.

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8 Simple Online Privacy Tips Everyone Needs To Know

8 Simple Online Privacy Tips Everyone Needs To Know | Privacy | Scoop.it
8 simple online privacy tips everyone needs to know.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:39 AM

8 simple online privacy tips everyone needs to know - http://read.bi/182Knic

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Social media privacy explained - In plain English

Social media privacy explained - In plain English | Privacy | Scoop.it
Researchers at Canada's University of Victoria have published a website, CATSMI, that provides information on more than 20 social networks privacy policies and what they mean to you.

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Seth's Blog: What happens to privacy?

Seth's Blog: What happens to privacy? | Privacy | Scoop.it
People don't care about privacy as much as they care about being surprised. Most people have used credit cards for decades—giving the credit card company tons of intimate data about their habits. We go to doctors and therapists and tell...

 

The outrage over privacy leaks and snooping is largely because it comes as a surprise. It's not what we signed up for and not what we expected. As marketers and governments continue to intrude, though, less privacy will become the new normal.


Ask any teenager... few of them are particularly surprised or upset that they're leaving a trail online, it's always been that way for them.


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