In an opinion piece for The New York Times, Nick Bilton discusses a recent experience with Google Glass, the wearable computer capable of recording everything occurring in its view with a click or a wink. “But what about people who don’t want to be recorded?” Bilton asks. At a recent social gathering, Bilton notes, “I was startled by how much Glass invades people’s privacy, leaving them two choices: Stare at a camera that is constantly staring back at them, or leave the room.” Meanwhile, a startup is preparing to launch a facial recognition API for developers of Google Glass apps, to be available within a week. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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