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Did Google just ban the most promising feature of Google Glass?

Molly Wood Jun 4, 2013
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Did Google just ban the most promising feature of Google Glass?

Molly Wood Jun 4, 2013
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In response to privacy concerns, Google has announced it will not allow facial recognition apps for Google Glass in its app store.

“Google has gone ahead and banned the most promising feature of Google Glass,” says CNET’s Molly Wood. “Developers feel like they’ve been hamstrung.”

In a vague statement, the company said they would ban facial recognition on Glass until privacy guidelines have been enacted. 

Click on the audio player above to hear more about the future of Google Glass and what’s next for another tech giant — Apple — when in comes to Internet radio.

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