Stop the Cyborgs: The anti-Google Glass movement
2013 03 22

By Russell Holly | GEEK


With every new technology comes those who believe that the advance is going to do more harm than good. Amidst the very real privacy conversation surrounding the camera features in Google Glass, a website has been created to educate citizens about the potential dangers associated with allowing this technology to flourish. The group adds a bit of absurdity to their intent by calling themselves Stop the Cyborgs.

Google Glass raises some interesting privacy concerns. The tech is whisper quiet and the bone conduction method of delivering audio makes it so only you can hear when something is happening. Unless you’re in a dark room, it’s never totally clear when it’s actually on and in use because of how the projection prism catches light. Furthermore, the camera has no shutter sound and the video recording function can be activated with very little in the way of obvious gestures. Basically, if you wanted to discretely record someone doing something with Glass, it’s easy to do so. In fact, with Hangouts, you can even broadcast something to the whole internet if you so chose.

It’s not like Glass is the only piece of technology on the planet to do so, but the recent hype surrounding the project has earned it the focal point of groups like Stop the Cyborgs.



Their website begs you to give it a close look just to make sure its not a parody, poking fun at recent events. When decades-old establishments, including a certain well-trafficked dive bar, choose to ban a piece of technology from their premises before it is even officially priced and announced, you expect there to be others to follow for attention. Stop the Cyborgs is active, growing, and resolute in their opinion that Google is up to no good with Glass.

[...]

Read the full article at: geek.com



Related Articles
Google Glass can identify people by their clothing
Google services should not require real names: Google exec
Google Glass: Augmenting Minds or Helping Us Sleepwalk?
By Hiring Kurzweil, Google Just Killed the Singularity
Google starts watching what you do off the Internet too


Latest News from our Front Page

Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State; Israel Upset
2014 10 31
Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest from Israel, which swiftly withdrew its ambassador from Stockholm. The move by Sweden’s new left-leaning government reflects growing international impatience with Israel’s nearly half-century control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and its blockade of the Gaza Strip. It also comes during increased ...
Fed-Backed Study: How to Brainwash Public into Fearing “Climate Change” Like Ebola
2014 10 31
$84K study seeks ways to make public fear "climate change and overpopulation" The National Science Foundation is funding a study to determine how to brainwash the public into fearing “climate change and overpopulation” as if they were Ebola. The NSF awarded an $84,000 grant to researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo yesterday to figure out how to make ...
Brain decoder can eavesdrop on your inner voice
2014 10 31
As you read this, your neurons are firing – that brain activity can now be decoded to reveal the silent words in your head TALKING to yourself used to be a strictly private pastime. That’s no longer the case – researchers have eavesdropped on our internal monologue for the first time. The achievement is a step towards helping people who cannot ...
6 Million Lies
2014 10 30
“If you do not specify and confront real issues, what you say will surely obscure them. If you do not alarm anyone morally, you yourself remain morally asleep. If you do not embody controversy, what you say will be an acceptance of the drift of the coming hell.” C Wright Mills. I need to share information I have discovered ...
Google’s New Computer With Human-Like Learning Abilities Will Program Itself
2014 10 30
In college, it wasn’t rare to hear a verbal battle regarding artificial intelligence erupt between my friends studying neuroscience and my friends studying computer science. One rather outrageous fellow would mention the possibility of a computer takeover, and off they went. The neuroscience-savvy would awe at the potential of such hybrid technology as the CS majors argued we have nothing to ...
More News »