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Google Glass sparks brawl in SF bar
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Re: Google Glass sparks brawl in SF bar
  • 3/14/2014 11:44:35 PM
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Michael writes


She started recording people, and they got upset because they thought she was recording them? Sounds like we're blaming the victim, here.


 

I think the incident reveals public discontent, apprehension, and pushback against the proliferation of electronic devices perceived as intrusions of privacy. This seems heightened by the perceived threat of Google Glass, so even if the woman was just wearing one, people's suspicions were raised (they don't know whether or when the device is actually filming or recording them).

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Also, I think the comment "You're killing the city" isn't about people who wear Google Glass, per se, but about the high-tech sector in general and the way it's destroying diversity and affordable housing in the Bay Area.


 

That was my own reaction, actually. There's a lot of resentment brewing in somewhat less affluent, more workingclass San Francisco over what many rsidents perceive as arrogant atttiudes and privilged treatment of "techies" that commute over to Silicon Valley. This was probably mingled with apprehension over the privacy intrusion issue posed by electronic devices, especially Glass.

But I think we may start seeing more of these kinds of confrontations elsewhere.

 

Re: Google Glass sparks brawl in SF bar
  • 3/14/2014 2:59:08 PM
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She started recording people, and they got upset because they thought she was recording them? Sounds like we're blaming the victim, here.

Also, I think the comment "You're killing the city" isn't about people who wear Google Glass, per se, but about the high-tech sector in general and the way it's destroying diversity and affordable housing in the Bay Area. 

Google Glass sparks brawl in SF bar
  • 3/14/2014 8:11:46 AM
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I've previously commented on the privacy violation implications of Google Glass, and apparently real-world events are starting to corroborate some of my concerns.

And there's public pushback, as indicated by a recent incident last month in a San Francisco bar, where a female tech writer Sarah Slocum, wearing Glass in the bar, was attacked by other patrons concerned that she might be recording photos or videos. The incident is described in the following video report from KRON-TV:

 



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