Quick Note: Google Bans Google Glass from Annual Shareholder Meeting, Is Called a Hypocrite
June 7, 2013 7:45 PM
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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.
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You people are far too serious.
6/9/2013 4:56:56 AM
Don't you people find it the least bit funny that a company that created a product that WILL be used to take away your personal freedoms in the future isn't allowed to record the meeting of the people that created it?!
Hint folks, if the CREATORS limit it's use, it WON'T be good for you.
Like Obama says, "Just because the government does things secretly doesn't make them suspicious.
But we can't allow American people to have secrets because they could be doing something suspicious."
RE: You people are far too serious.
6/9/2013 2:20:44 PM
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.
“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith
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