The Power Of Google Glass

How one man hacked it and unleashed it’s potential — and what it means for our privacy.

Here’s a guy. His name is Stephen Balaban.

Via npr.org

Here is Google Glass. It has a whole bunch of features like GPS directions, translation, even recording and taking pictures.

Via theverge.com

What it does not have however, is face recognition.


Unless you hack it, of course.

I know what you’re thinking: “That’s pretty cool. So what?”


Well, hacks like this give Google Glass unintended powers … and now, this head mounted device can completely erode our privacy.

Google has intentionally made it’s new product so it’s obvious to people when you take a picture.

For example, if you want to take a picture, you have to say out loud “take a picture”.

But, with these re-engineered Google Glasses going around, who knows what people could do.


What if someone is taking a picture of you at a cafe? Or recording your conversation? And you don’t even know it. That’s the fear. On the bright side, Google is doing something to solve the problem.

The Good News?


Google has responded very well to the hacks, and is aiming to fix the software to ensure your privacy before the device hits the market.

The Conclusion:


For now, we’re safe. But who knows, in the digital age we are living in, who could be watching us? This needs a conversation. One many people say is overdue.

Just remember, whenever you’re out, you never know who’s watching.

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