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Google locks down Google Glass users after two hackathons

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Google locks down Google Glass users after two hackathons
Earlier this month, we told you that Google is holding a pair of events for those developers who shelled out $1,500 to purchase the Explorer version of  Google Glass. The first event will take place at the end of this month in San Francisco followed by another one in New York City at the beginning of next month. The developers will be taking part in these hackathons that Google is calling the Glass Foundry. The events will take place on January 28th and January 29th at Google San Francisco, and February 1st and 2nd at Google New York.

Mum's the word when it comes to Google Glass
You might think that the developers, who will get to take their Google Glass back home after each event, will have plenty to say about this new device. But Google has made sure that nothing about Google Glass will be leaked. First of all, Google will release the Glass to the developers to take home with the promise that no one else will get to use them. All video and images taken with Google Glass become Google property and any thing recorded usingthe device will automatically be uploaded to a special Google Plus account that each developer will receive. In addition, developers are being told by Google not to wear their Google Glass while walking down the street, driving or playing sports. And the developers will not be able to discuss anything about Google Glass with the media, or show images or video to anyone without express consent from Google.
 
It is possible that there will be a leak or two despite the restrictive non-disclosure agreement that must be signed and agreed to by the Glass buyers. The versions of Google Glass being handed out during the events are only for U.S.use and are for testing purposes only. Despite having Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ttansmitters and receivers, the FCC has not yet authorized Google Glass which means only those authorized to use them can test them. Google will "de-brief" users to get their feedback. Let's revisit this early next month to see if anyone decides to blab.

source: readwrite via AndroidAuthority

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