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Carolyn Capern and her business partner Greg Trujillo were eating breakfast in a Panera bakery in Florida recently, each wearing Google Glasses but actually immersed in their smartphones when they were accosted by an angry stranger.

Though they'd only had the beta devices for about a month, they'd become accustomed to curious people approaching them like they were minor celebrities, peppering them with questions about the still-rare technology, asking to try it on and even getting their pictures taken wearing it.
But the man in the bakery didn't want a demonstration. He was interested in confrontation. He asked if they would be comfortable with him recording a video of the pair on his phone, violating their privacy and rights in the same way he felt they were violating his by wearing recording devices on their faces in public.
"He said we were being very intrusive and invading his sense of privacy and was altogether quite upset that we were there wearing Google Glass," Capern said.



Is there really a "privacy" concern - if one is in "public"?


This raises some interesting questions, eh?

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In that story - here is the legal side:



Legally, Glass users have the same rights as photographers when it comes to recording and photographing in public. You can photograph anything in plain view, including strangers, while in public places. Because video recordings include audio, the ACLU points out that state wiretapping laws might make some video recordings illegal.


When it comes to private property, the property owner has the right to prohibit photography in their home or business, typically by posting rules or asking people taking pictures to leave the premises.


Trujillo thinks the restaurants instituting bans are just looking for free press coverage, but there are many bans on Glass based on practical concerns.

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Nobody is safe anywhere any more. If you go in public, then you are IN public. Have u ever picked a wedgie in an empty store aisle thinking you were not seen? Eye in the sky guy is watching overhead.


With listening devices, xray devices, google earth... we really have no privacy! Big bad brother IS watching.  :ph34r:

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What if someone scammed the insurance company for a fake injury and now doesn't want to be discovered?


The only problem is if I took the video, how do I go about giving that video to someone who would prosecute the case?


I wouldn't even know the facts anyway!


Ah, come Lord Jesus.

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