Lawmakers Show Concerns About Google’s New Glasses

Today there was 8 members of Congress that made demands of Google to address different privacy concerns over their new Google Glasses.

There was a letter, that can be viewed here, that was sent to Larry Page. Larry Page is Google’s chief executive. This letter outlined 8 questions and asked that Google give a response by June 14.

The letter said the following, “WE are curious whether this new technology could infringe on the privacy of the average American,”. “Because Google Glass has not yet been released and we are uncertain of Google’s plans to incorporate privacy protections into the device, there are still a number of unanswered questions.”

The glasses are not for sale quite yet to the public. They allow the user to connect to the internet and take pictures, record video, as well as send texts and post to social media sites such as Facebook. There has been some privacy concerns that have risen on issues such as unwanted recording.

This requrest was sent by the Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus while Google held an annual I/O developer conference in San Fransico. During this conference they showed of the glasses and gave developers info on how they would build aps for the device.

Joe Barton, who is a Repubican of Texas asked Google how exactly they would store and collect data from the devices, how they would make sure not to unintentionally collect data that was private, and how Google would protect the privacy of non users of Glass.

Steve Lee, the director of product management for the Google Glass project addressed such concerns. “We have consistently said that we will not add new face recognition features to our services unless we have strong privacy protection in place.”

One devloper mentioned that he built an app for the glasses that enables users to take a picture simply by winking.


This article was contributed by Lynq who runs

1 comment

#1EarlMay 17, 2013, 4:26 am

Hey, great article. It’s a definite concern that eventually anyone can know where you are and who you are, it feels very violating.

Hopefully google will not be evil!

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