Attention, Creeps: Google Glass Can Take Photos With A Blink

Uneasy about people wearing Glass around you? This won’t help. posted on

One of Google Glass’ saving graces, as far as privacy is concerned, is that its most intrusive features — recording photo and video — require an obvious command. The primary way to take a photo with Glass it to actually speak to it: “OK, Glass, take a picture.”

But now, a developer named Mike DiGiovanni has released a new camera app. It lets users take a photo with the blink of an eye, using a sensor in the headset that’s intended to tell Glass if it’s on a wearer’s face or not.

Google’s voice-controlled photo system only really made sense from a cautious PR perspective; a blink camera is an obvious, sci-fi 101 application for Glass. It’s perhaps the most obvious application, if you think about it — and it just so happens to be a deeply creepy one.

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