This past weekend, we reported on a letter eight Congressmen penned to Google CEO Larry Page. In it, they expressed their concerns that Google Glass, the company's upcoming wearable computer device, could violate the privacy of the "average American."
Las Vegas casinos have already stated their intentions to ban the use of Google Glass, Google's still unreleased wearable computer. Now, eight members of Congress are also speaking out about their concerns, saying it could violate the privacy of the "average American."
Unlike most hardware manufacturers, Google is happy to let hackers root their devices, even Google Glass. Google will even show you how.
The keynote address at Google I/O 2013 begins at noon EDT, and there are plenty of possible announcements. Watch it live here.
Google Glass hasn't even been officially launched, and it's already facing some harsh criticism. According to Computerworld, Ceasars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas has banned the wearable device ahead of its release.
Google Glass has been drumming up some major public interest after becoming available to thousands of public testers via the Explorers program. As the device enters our everyday world, privacy issues are on top of everybody's worries, everybody but one avid Glass user.
In recent interview with the BBC, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt touched upon Glass, saying that there is no doubt it will require some rewriting of social rules.
In a recent interview with BBC promoting his upcoming book, "The New Digital Age," Schmidt hinted that Glass might not be available for commercial purchase for another whole year.
Google Glass will run on Android, ending the speculation that Google may have developed a new operating system for the device.
Google has warned users against selling or buying the Glass, saying they will shut down the device if resold.
Google Glass has begun reaching the public, and Google has warned children and those who have had eye surgery to avoid the device.
With Google Glass now in production, Google has released the technical specs for the device.
Winners of the Explorer Edition of Glass will be getting their copy of the device soon, according to Google.
While very few people own a Google Glass device currently, many places are already banning the device for security and privacy reasons.
Taser International is planning to explore the use of Google Glass as a law enforcement tool.