Google Glasses

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Haggishunter, Apr 6, 2014.

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  1. Haggishunter

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    Soon, Google glasses will be around. Does anybody have a serious idea on how to counter them? A cell phone jammer would work in theory but its is forbidden, the radius is not big enough and the battery runs for some two hours max. Are sunglasses perhaps the solution?

    Many thanks for helpful ideas.
     
  2. TairikuOkami

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    What do want to counteract? I guess, that you are not referring to the video recording, since there are already cameras on every corner, in every shop, even in bathrooms or dressing-rooms (for "security purposes") and no, they are not private, they tend to end up on the internet as well, there are people behind them, who attend them.
     
  3. guest

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    Why do I feel like I've seen this question before?

    Anyway, as I've previously stated, plastic surgery. No, I am serious.
     
  4. Haggishunter

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    Well, if for example I want to avoid my cell phone being tracked, I switch it off and put it in a Faraday cage (actually a wallet costing some $2). My question was whether there could be something similar to that applies to Google glasses. I specifically referred to Google glasses not CCTV.
     
  5. mirimir

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    Being anonymous in the physical world is very hard. For the past few generations, living in large cities and moving frequently have been the best options. But losing oneself in the crowd has become increasingly impossible with CCTV and cellphones. And now we have Google Glass and its clones.

    The solution, I think, is giving up on that, except for specific "operations" that require anonymity.
     
  6. TairikuOkami

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    For the record, your cell phone still can be tracked, unless you pull batteries out.
    Faraday cage is a great thing, I use it to block my contactless VISA card. ;)
     
  7. Haggishunter

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    A cell phone got a supporting battery, so removing the battery is useless. You can test it by removing the battery for a cerain time and then inserting it a bit later. As you will see, the watch still is on time. The internal supporting battery still can contact the nearest tower. For Visa & MC a Faraday cage might not do the trick. You need an NFC wallet for at least 13.56 MHz. It consists of a special RFID shielding foil that shields from seven specific frequencies. (In France and Germany they got health and personal ID cards that might work on other frequencies.) However, before, I also was of the opinion a Faraday cage would be sufficient for NFC cards.
     
  8. noone_particular

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    Google glass can't be compared to surveillance cameras for one very simple reason. Surveillance cameras are fixed to one location for the most part. They can't sneak onto your property, walk into your place of business or even into your home. We might not be able to disable or bypass cameras on public or other peoples property, but that doesn't mean that we have to allow them on our own property. Myself, I don't care if the law says they're legal or not. On my own property, I will jam or destroy such devices as I see fit.
     
  9. Haggishunter

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    Well, that is exactly the point. However, if you try to destroy someones Google glasses you might be reported for assault. That is the problem. Jamming also is hardly a feasible solution (range of jammer, battery power, size of jammer).

    But you definitely got the issue.
     
  10. TairikuOkami

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    You might want to look at this man, he records to proof the point, people get angry, but that is the idea, it is legal, the only difference is, that he put the camera into your face, so you can see it, but most of the time, you can not, not just google glass, but pretty much any other phone or camera.
    Well, that depends on the phone, I always buy a phone only, so no backup battery, no RFID, no internet. :cool:
     
  11. AlexC

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    Where i live you own rights about your image. If someone films you and put the video on the internet without your consent, that's illicit and will origin civil responsibility (you can take the guy to the court and make him pay you a indemnity), and also you can use self-defense (as long as proportionally and there are no public authorities around that can do that for you) to prevent your right from being violated in the first place.
     
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