Thursday, November 7, 2013

#Privacy implications of #Android and #Glass microphones?

Thanks, Graham Coppard, for drawing my attention to this fab video showing the potential for Google Glass to assist workers on a shop floor with all sorts of added-value information while keeping their hands free for tasks.

However, what are the privacy implications of having Google's microphone permanently on, transmitting everything it hears for processing in the cloud?

That's what we've got with the latest version of Android devices. Google Glass adds video to the sound. I can't imagine it's a great idea in a sensitive manufacturing environment, for example.
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