Project Glass

Glass privacy concern dismissal doesn’t pacify US Congress committee

Glass privacy concern dismissal doesn’t pacify US Congress committee

Google has denied the need to modify its privacy policy to accommodate Glass, leaving a US government privacy panel frustrated and feeling the search giant left questions "not adequately answered" in its response. The Google letter, a four page document sent to the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus on June 7, came after the committee demanded clarification on specific privacy concerns back in May, including whether the search giant intended to make changes to its existing policies in recognition of the new usage paradigms Glass invoked. The committee didn't get the response it was hoping for, though Google did reveal that it has some other changes in store that weren't seen in yesterday's XE7 Glass update.

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Google Glass XE7 update hands-on: web browsing activated

Google Glass XE7 update hands-on: web browsing activated

The Explorer Edition of Google Glass has received its monthly update in the form of code-name XE7, a boost of web browsing abilities, touch sensitivity, and oodles of sharing. What developers and explorers across the Explorer program will be seeing today is first - and perhaps most exciting in very basic way - is the ability to browse the web.

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Intel-powered wearables by end of 2013 says Glass-owning CEO

Intel-powered wearables by end of 2013 says Glass-owning CEO

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has been personally testing Google Glass and expects the chip company's silicon to show up in wearables before the end of 2013, though the freshly-installed exec is coy on his predecessors Web TV intentions. "We're being cautious" Kranich said on the IPTV plans Intel said would launch this year, despite his predecessor, Paul Otellini, being gung-ho about the scheme. Despite the high ambitions, and solid feedback from early testers, Intel is yet to ink a single content deal, it's believed. Instead, Krzanich is more confident in wearables.

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Google Glass laid bare in full teardown

Google Glass laid bare in full teardown

It was bound to happen at some point, and condolences to whomever sacrificed their frames for the greater good aside, we've got our first look at the components from Google Glass and how they're fitted together. This comes from Star Simpson and Scott Torborg, who start their journey with a brief write up on picking up the Glass unit, and following it up with a detailed teardown of the unit, including a test using prescription frames.

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Google Glass “banned” at shareholder meeting [UPDATE: False!]

Google Glass “banned” at shareholder meeting [UPDATE: False!]

Google Glass has been facing a lot of criticism ever since the Explorer Edition was released earlier this year. Privacy concerns are the biggest issues surrounding the computerized pair of glasses, getting banned in numerous establishments already, with the most recent banning being Google's own shareholders meeting.

NOTE: Google has reached out to note that not only was Google Glass not banned from the meeting, more than one attendee wore Glass during the meeting without a problem. See below for more insight.

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Google Glass gets XE6 updated ClockworkMod Recovery

Google Glass gets XE6 updated ClockworkMod Recovery

While the official Google Glass team is embroiled in a bit of controversy over which apps will and wont be allowed on the device's official build this week, the folks behind ClockworkMod Recovery push forward with a new release for hacking the device. As it is on Android, so too does this software allow for a user-friendly look at the back end of the Explorer Edition of Google Glass, the iteration being pushed by developer Brint Kriebel (aka bekit) this week allowing for access with the just-updated Google Glass XE6 build.

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Google Glass update XE6 brings HDR camera feature

Google Glass update XE6 brings HDR camera feature

Google has released this month's software update for Glass, bringing with it a handful of features and improvements, the most notable of which are changes to the camera. In particular, photographs taken with Glass are now more detailed with less over- and under-exposure issues due to an HDR feature, which snaps multiple images and combines them into a single exposure.

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Cracked Glass: Why wearables are the next security maelstrom

Cracked Glass: Why wearables are the next security maelstrom

Google Glass has plenty of issues. There's a fair chance you'll get laughed at for wearing it, or at the very least stared at. Battery life won't last you a day, and the list of things you can actually do with the wearable is limited. For all the Saturday Night Live skits and "Glasshole" jokes, though, wearables aren't going away, and that means a new set of security problems for those whose job it is to keep data safe. We sat down with Marc Rogers, long-time threat intelligence expert and current Principal Security Researcher at Lookout Mobile Security to talk wearable risks, what happens when your Nest turns against you, and the big Glass elephant in the room.

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Google says no to facial recognition Glassware until privacy issues are addressed

Google says no to facial recognition Glassware until privacy issues are addressed

Google Glass presents a lot of exciting possibilities, but a fairly equal amount of concerns, one in particular being facial recognition and potential privacy issues that could result. On May 17, Congress sent a formal letter to Google addressing several privacy concerns, one of which was facial recognition. It has been a couple weeks, and now Google has stated it won't approve facial recognition apps until privacy issues have been addressed.

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