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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.

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