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Hackers re-engineer Google Glass to allow facial recognition
Posted By admin On July 18, 2013 @ 5:40 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
July 18, 2013
At Philz Coffee in Palo Alto, Calif., a kid who looks like he should still be in high school is sitting across from me. He’s wearing Google Glass. As I stare into the device’s cyborg eye, I’m waiting for its tiny screen to light up.
Then, I wait for a signal that Google Glass has recognized my face.
It isn’t supposed to do that, but Stephen Balaban  has hacked it.
“Essentially what I am building is an alternative operating system that runs on Glass but is not controlled by Google,” he said.
Balaban wants to make it possible to do all sorts of things with Glass that Google’s designers didn’t have in mind.
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URLs in this post:
 npr.org: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/07/17/202725167/clever-hacks-give-google-glass-many-unintended-powers
 Stephen Balaban: http://www.stephenbalaban.com/
 Facial Recognition No Longer “Too Dangerous” For Google: http://www.prisonplanet.com/facial-recognition-no-longer-too-dangerous-for-google.html
 Google Glass: Transhumanist Nightmare: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-glass-transhumanist-nightmare.html
 The Problem With Google Glass: People Wearing Them Can Record You Without You Knowing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-problem-with-google-glass-people-wearing-them-can-record-you-without-you-knowing.html
 Google Glass: Orwellian surveillance with fluffier branding: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-glass-orwellian-surveillance-with-fluffier-branding.html
 Privacy officials from 6 countries request details on Google Glass: http://www.prisonplanet.com/privacy-officials-from-6-countries-request-details-on-google-glass.html
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