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Google Glass: The end of privacy?

Molly Wood Mar 14, 2013
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Google Glass: The end of privacy?

Molly Wood Mar 14, 2013
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Dozens of state attorneys general say they are going to closely watch how Google safeguards privacy from now on. The announcement comes just after the search giant agreed to pay $7 million to settle charges it collected personal data from people’s wireless networks with its mapping cameras. 

Experts say a new test of privacy will come when the Google’s electronic eyeglasses hit the market late this year. Sure, Google Glass is mostly a wearable display screen, but it also acts as a video and audio recorder.

Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain joins Marketplace Tech host David Brancaccio to explain Google’s privacy problem when it comes to the high-tech spectacles.

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