Until now, Google has stayed eerily quiet on the privacy implications of Google Glass, seemingly content to let the tech world debate the issue among themselves.
But during a “fireside chat” about Glass at Google’s I/O conference, Google employees opened up. Their responses represent the company’s most thorough take yet on the privacy issues surrounding Google Glass.
Google Glass, if you’re unaware, is a pair of mock spectacles with a mounted display, camera, microphone and touch panel. So far, Google has only sent out Glass to a couple thousand developers, along with a few members of the press. And over the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether society would be better or worse off with head-mounted displays and cameras.
Steve Lee, the product director for Google Glass, offered a few responses to the criticisms so far:
- Google purposely mounted the display for Glass just…
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With record expenditures in the area of Analytics occurring, and a steep rise predicted over the coming years, “Analytics” has been officially indoctrinated into the “Hall of C-Level Buzzwords.” Like most buzzwords, there is always some confusion over the actual meaning and its proper place in business.
My career in Information Technology started, in earnest, working as a Systems Integrator for MRP/ERP systems at (mostly) small businesses. At the time, “ERP” was the latest buzzword and I worked with many clients whose implementations were doomed from the start, simply because their purpose, scope, and capabilities were just not understood by the executives who were dictating their implementation. Small businesses often lack the resources to withstand failures and delays in such large-scale projects, so it was painful to watch (and more so, to participate in ) some of them.
At the time, IT was still very attached to Finance and…
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