Google Glass – Privacy Concerns on Google Glass
Having a pair of glasses that can record videos, take photos, translate languages, and help you with directions – now that’s just something awesome. Although it’s still not available in the market, many tech individuals are already willing to tighten their budgets just to save more cash and purchase their own pair. This is Google Glass Iâ€™m talking about, dear readers. Itâ€™s a pair of spectacles that works like a camera, camcorder, and computer, all at the same time. However, despite the positive comments, many are still doubtful about Google’s newest product especially about privacy.
Privacy of the user
When using Google Glass, you will be required to store all data on Google servers. This alone already means your data will be publicized, at some point. Jay Freeman, a famous iOS developer, stated that hacking and jailbreaking the product will ease this problem since a hacked Glass will allow you to keep your data elsewhere. However, hacking every single Glass is just a huge hassle. There are not much expert hackers in the world, and surely, there will be millions of Glass invading the market soon.
Privacy of the public
While its incredible feature of taking photos and videos with a voice command mesmerizes almost everybody, some people, on the other hand, just canâ€™t help but think about the privacy that ordinary citizens will get. Every individual has a playful part in his mind, and with gadgets like this that somewhat supports that playful part of mind, it may be difficult for people to have privacy even in comfort rooms. Letâ€™s admit it; taking photos of others while they’re peeing in public CRs is not impossible.
Leakage of some sort
Last concern would be in connection with leakage of private and confidential information. Apparently, you just can’t make a person take off his glasses because you think he will take a photo or video of some sort. Youâ€™ll make a fool out of yourself if you’ll do this to a person who literally needs glasses. Since you can’t pinpoint who needs one and who doesn’t, the rule of “no glasses in the conference room” is just impossible. With Glass, this can be the root of confidential information leakage; and since all data will be stored on Google servers, it will spread to world faster than you think.
Just like any other gadget developer, Google Glass developers also have no other aim but to make things more comfortable for many. However, imperfection just can’t be avoided. On the brighter side of things, Google Glass and its developers still have the chance to make changes, that is if they heard the news about Glass privacy.