Google decided to scrap facial recognition features smart in their new glasses in an attempt to allay fears that this device with camera and internet access has a negative effect on the right to privacy.
“We will not add facial recognition function without first putting strong measures to protect privacy,” Google said in a message posted on the internet intended for developers of applications for the device.
In May a group of U.S. lawmakers called on Google to report on the consequences of the use of the glasses on the right to privacy of individuals and the “misuse of information” with this device.
Eight U.S. lawmakers are part of the “caucus” Congress on privacy said in a letter they wanted to know if “the new technology could violate the privacy of the average American.”
Some small businesses in the United States promised to veto the use of glasses in their establishments by fears allowing discreetly take photos or videos.
social networks Facebook and Twitter already launched their own apps for Google Glass.
Several media groups have also developed applications for smart lenses, which is currently only available to application developers and a select group of “scouts”, at a price of 1,500 the pair.
The uses of these glasses range from practical tasks like shopping or receive local weather reports, to entertainment-related activities, such as sharing video sequences in real time or play games augmented reality in which the world is the board.
The Google Glass connect to the Internet through access points Wi-Fi or, more generally, for wireless connection to mobile phones. The photos and videos are shared through social network Google Plus.co-founder and head of Google, Larry Page, presented the glasses as part of an ongoing effort by the company to “get the way “to computers, so that people can focus on lives enriched by the possibilities of the Internet.
” We want to ensure that we are building experiences that make people really happy, “said Page in a conference for software developers held in San Francisco last month.
Phoneia.com (June 2, 2013). Google rules out facial recognition feature smart glasses. Recovered from https://phoneia.com/en/google-rules-out-facial-recognition-feature-smart-glasses/