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Seattle bar bans Google Glass

0. phoneArena 09 Mar 2013, 12:15 posted on

It is hard to imagine that privacy concerns about Google Glass have been blown up to the degree that a bar owner in Seattle has already decided to ban the device; we have to say that this smells more like a publicity stunt more than anything considering that the 5 Point bar is making a note of being the first bar in Seattle to ban Google Glass...

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posted on 09 Mar 2013, 12:33 3

5. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


i agree with every word said. cheap way to get publicity. but hey, kudos for him to know the right way to publicize his bar.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 12:33 1

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 4564; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Sounds like the kind of place that would roll you for your iDevice.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 12:45 3

10. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


So.....this owner think its harder to take stealth pictures with a cell phone?

Interesting....

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 12:53 1

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Haha.....its just the idea of having a futuristic looking device on your head in a bar that's all this really is

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 13:21

29. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


well the problem is the FRS type scanning software the Google Glass will use , so if you are a ninja with a smartphone recording stealthy , you cant do it when looking at people directly , or going for a wee , well google glass can ,(unless you remove it and use it when needed)

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 12:57

17. EspHack (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


if they were lumia glasses no one would blame it for privacy concerns

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 12:58

19. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Micro$oft !!!

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 13:04 1

21. iS-Aha (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Wow this thing is amazing. It surely should record in 1080p 60Fps, and have 12MP SONY camera, Xmor sensors and optical zooms. There should be 5 designs available, ile take the more modern, contempt look glasses with fine materials used in production.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 13:12 1

24. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Dear PA, you are overly optimistic about this thing... Why is that? Coz right now i could think of a million evil things that could be done with the GG. Like sextape blackmail n stuff...

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 13:15 1

25. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


or how about someone showing a episode of pokemon giving people Seizures http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/02/the-banned-pokemon-episode-that-gave-children-seizures/

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 13:16 1

28. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Google probably pays sites like this to hype their products.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 13:55 1

34. tedkord (Posts: 12313; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But I'll bet you can't think of a single evil thing you could do with an iPhone.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 13:23 1

30. technut (Posts: 72; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


The guy posted his ban on Facebook and has an issue with privacy... Pff

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 14:11 2

36. tedkord (Posts: 12313; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I have wholly different concerns about google glasses - I'm worried that we're going to have people driving while watching video or surfing the web.

I suppose that once google perfects that driverless car, it won't be an issue. But I'm not sure I'd ever be able to feel safe in a driverless car.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 18:21

50. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


As a motorcycle rider I would be more interested in recording the ba$tards that talk and drive on the phone.

But then again people would be afraid to do anything in public because everything would be recorded and can be used against you. Why make a car go 100mph when a pedestrian can turn you in.

This invention could change everything we do in society bad and good. That's why people are now afraid. What your seeing is just the beginning of this tech. In a few years it will be so small you would not even notice that your being recorded by everyone in the room.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 15:02

39. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


I mean like getting a girl a little drunk and wear'n this thing while in action then bam! ... 'Blackmail', coz if u use a phone she'd say ''wtf r u doin?"

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 15:39

43. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I think wearing the glasses alone should pretty much keep that from being an issue.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 15:05

40. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Why ban a product when its not available too consumers

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 18:14

48. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Fear!!!

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 15:43 1

45. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


"The 5 Point appeals to a wide variety of people. Some of the tech geeks come here, we're close by Amazon...It's OK if you wear them. I just don't want them worn inside."

So... as long as they're not worn right? Fine, leave them on the table and start recording then. Ah, loopholes. Gotta love'em.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 17:34 1

46. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


when Apple violated in a way Autralian police or whatever fandroids scream for Apple's head and that Glass violates a business policy.. they still defend Google.. it seems the the fandoids are blinder the the Apple followers...

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 18:19 1

49. Droiddoes (unregistered)


WTF are you on about now? Jesus christ man, have you EVER formed a coherent sentence?

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 03:47

73. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


u dont hav 2 reed me... u hav a shoice don not read me move on...

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 18:13 1

47. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I bet many people and businesses are going to freak out. Even the cops have the added pressure to do everything by the book 110%. These glasses are going to be banned at concerts, movies, strip clubs, bathrooms and many other places that I can't even name.

Google could end up changing how we proceed in life. Everything could be recorded from the first person perspective and just wait until these glasses look like normal glasses. I would love to see professional athletes where these. Imagine a dunk or a touch down catch from the player view. Even the porn industry would go nuts.

That's why I laugh when people compare Google glasses to a smart watch. Google could change our lives in a few years. Only new privacy laws can stop Google.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 21:00

55. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


And for that kind of money. I can get a good pair of normal shades and a high end phone

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 22:58

58. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


About 20 years ago I still remember those so called portable bag phones and brick sized pagers. We are only looking at the first generation. In a few years you won't be able to tell who's wearing these glasses vs regular glasses.
I'm betting that special laws will be made to identify if your wearing smart glasses or a serial number tied to the picture/video. Just walking into a theater would be illegal with a recording device like this. There are plenty of locations that do not allow recording devices.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 21:53

56. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Googles goal is to eventually have these look like 100% normal glasses so they won't be able to tell. What are they going to do after they get google contacts?

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 22:47

57. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


What if the iWatch has a camera on it, they won't ban it right?

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 05:30

59. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Search for "spy glasses" on google or any search engine: why all this fuss about Google Glass where I can buy a pair of spy glasses where the camera is also hidden? At least, if you see somebody with GGlass you understand immediately what he's wearing, while with a pair of spy glasses I can go in front of a school and take as many pictures of children as I like. And it's legal. So why don't they ban spy glasses? Or glasses at all?
The truth is that Google has started to bother some IT giants like MS or Apple that cannot compete with Google with ideas and innovation and so are trying to stop them with every other means (patents, or by spreading FUD, see the scroogled campaign by MS).
I'm wondering what would have happened if Glass had been made by Apple: would people and the media have been complaining like they are doing now or Apple Glass would have been magic, awesome and innovative?

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 03:40

72. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


PUBLICITY MY FRND....

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