No facials with Google Glass

3 June 2013

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Google won't be having facial recognition software in their Glass goggles, thanks to privacy concerns.

"When we started the Explorer Program nearly a year ago, our goal was simple: we wanted to make people active participants in shaping the future of this technology ahead of a broader consumer launch," the company wrote in a Google+ blog post. "We've been listening closely to you, and many have expressed both interest and concern around the possibilities of facial recognition in Glass."

"With that in mind, we won't be approving any facial recognition Glassware at this time," the company said. "We've learned a lot from you in just a few weeks and we'll continue to learn more as we update the software and evolve our policies in the weeks and months ahead."

While Glass won't be having apps that recognise faces, it will be having  apps from CNN, Twitter, Facebook, Elle magazine, the New York Times and Evernote.

TOPICS:   Mobile   Privacy   Gadgets

1 comment

  • Kevin
    They're not providing it but that's not to say other people aren't creating app's to do just that. Which indeed several companies are doing.

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