Google’s New Technology Raises Privacy Concerns

On 16 September, Google blew the lid off its in-development ‘Glass’ technology to journalists in Brussels. The Glass is a computer worn around the head with an optical display and responds to the voice commands. It can take photos, scan the internet and navigate locations.

However, this futuristic technology already raises concerns, as the collection of recordings of individuals can pose privacy problems. Google from its side ensures it will ask the appropriate consent from the users, and declares that the way the device can be used doesn’t substantially differ from the way consumers currently use smartphones.

The ‘Glass’ is still under development and it remains several years from market launch.