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  (Source: Fast Company)
No electronic or recordable devices are allowed

Google's shareholder meetings are so private, not even its own products are allowed in.  Nonprofit organization Consumer Watchdog said Google executives are hypocrites for not allowing Google Glass into its shareholder meeting yesterday. 

The 2013 annual meeting of Google shareholders, which took place in California on Thursday, instructed attendees not to bring smartphones, cameras or any other electronic or recording devices to the meeting.

These instructions included Google Glass, which is Google's new wearable computer with a head-mounted display. The Android-powered device responds to both voice recognition and touch, offering information right before the user's eyes. 

"Google has unleashed one of the most privacy invasive devices ever," John M. Simpson, privacy project director at Consumer Watchdog, said in a press release. "Google Glass aids and abets people who want to invade our privacy by videoing or photographing us surreptitiously, but when it comes to their own privacy Google executives jealously guard it."

Earlier this week, Google encountered a hard situation when porn app company MiKandi launched a Google Glass app called "Tits & Glass." The app allows users to share, browse, comment, and vote on pornographic content from a point-of-view angle. 

Google has since banned the app. 

Source: Yahoo Finance

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By Motoman on 6/7/2013 7:47:49 PM , Rating: 5
The ban of Google Glass is consistent with the ban on cellphones and cameras. I would imagine that probably all shareholder meetings have the same restrictions.

Nothing to see here. Move along.

RE: Consistent
By althaz on 6/7/13, Rating: 0
RE: Consistent
By vol7ron on 6/8/2013 12:35:22 AM , Rating: 1
As long as there's no place to login, I'd be happy.
Kick those usernames and passwords to the curb, single sign on all the way :)

RE: Consistent
By overlandpark4me on 6/8/13, Rating: -1
RE: Consistent
By Piiman on 6/8/2013 9:32:15 AM , Rating: 4

Dude this is a tech site take your BS to a polictal BS site. But since you think Obama actually micro manages the State department it's no wonder you're lost. gezzzzzzzzzzzzz

RE: Consistent
By wifiwolf on 6/8/2013 1:19:58 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly. Why you don't get a 6?

RE: Consistent
By Tony Swash on 6/8/13, Rating: -1
RE: Consistent
By retrospooty on 6/8/2013 10:32:32 PM , Rating: 4
The harder you try the less effective your spin campaign is. There is a life out there waiting for you to get over your unhealthy fixation with Apple. You should give it some thought.

RE: Consistent
By Tony Swash on 6/9/13, Rating: -1
RE: Consistent
By retrospooty on 6/9/2013 9:24:03 AM , Rating: 2
OK' I'll play... let's pretend you aren't TS and don't post in articles about Apples competition to try and either make them look bad or Apple look good. So the scenario is set and that isn't your agenda and MO. What next?

RE: Consistent
By Motoman on 6/10/2013 11:19:25 AM , Rating: 3,2817,2420160,

DT needs to update this article.

Google actually did not ban Glass from the meeting...and in fact, a few people at the meeting *were* wearing them.

Which, to be honest, seems to be positively *inconsistent* with the standard industry practice of banning recording devices from such meetings.

But apparently that is what they did. So there you go.

By Sivar on 6/8/2013 3:13:48 PM , Rating: 5
Google is no more a hypocrite for banning their own device at shareholder meetings than Lockheed Martin is for banning Hellfire missiles at shareholder meetings.

By PaFromFL on 6/8/2013 9:53:27 AM , Rating: 2
For some reason, I find this extremely amusing. Because it is very easy to conceal cameras in clothing, there is no guarantee that any meeting will be private unless you conduct your meetings in the nude and shave everyone's heads and beards. Google should have had everyone sign a nondisclosure agreement that included a promise not to record the meeting. If they still didn't trust the attendees, a directional jammer could probably knock most electronic equipment offline (although the FCC might take offense).

By Fritzr on 6/9/2013 3:14:32 AM , Rating: 2
There is one. Attendees agree to follow the posted rules in return for permission to attend. A concealed recording device is banned by inclusion.

Nothing special about Glass, they, like many other Android devices are recorders and recording devices are banned without regard to manufacturer, distributor, OS or lack of OS.

Hard Situation
By cditty on 6/7/2013 10:27:43 PM , Rating: 2
Nice play on words with 'hard situation' in the same line as Tits and Glass.

Move along - bad article
By KOOLTIME on 6/7/2013 7:54:21 PM , Rating: 1
Waste of web space article, most do not allow cell phones and cameras in meetings.

The article only points out the glass, but im sure all the execs on android phones which were also NOT ALLOWED IN, yet no mention of that here.

Stupid story, meant to grab web hits, nothing more, waste of time.

You people are far too serious.
By Cerin218 on 6/9/13, Rating: -1
By Camikazi on 6/9/2013 2:20:44 PM , Rating: 3
Unless I am mistaken Google doesn't allow any recording devices into shareholder meetings. I also believe most companies have the same restrictions because those meetings are meant to be private and competition is not meant to know what goes on there. I'm all for the glasses but I won't let anyone use them while I'm in the bathroom, then again I wouldn't let them in the bathroom with me regardless.

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