Indeed, or who else took information and quietly sold it on. The only 'damages' caused by responsible journalism in these matters is the real damage caused to government's credibility, and the same government has only itself to blame for that.
Only a criminal would cry foul when evidence of their criminal activity is brought to light, especially in the context of a gigantic, hyper-secretive government.
It is true, legally. They'll try to tell you otherwise at every turn, but it is true. That's why their criminal activity is exactly that. All one really needs to understand is that the US Constitution is the highest law of the land, and that in order to change or nullify any part of it requires a Constitutional amendment.
They can't reduce competition if there is no competition to begin with, which is why they already can charge more for their service. As to infrastructural improvements, I'll let the evidence speak for itself.
"Because of the increasing usage of Resident Registration Number for on-line services make it open for the rampant identity frauds and inefficiencies, it is a comprehensive new way for South Korean internet users to engage the web."
I think you're making a false comparison with the smartphone-in-a-breast-pocket thing. The same thing could be achieved more easily with a tiny camera in a button, for example. My point is that in either case the covert recording is just that, covert. With google glass the recording is right in everyone's face.
I've heard of a lot of good use cases for such a device, but none of them required the camera, and I think that without the camera the reaction would be a lot different. At the very least, there ought to be a small sliding door over it, so people can clearly see that it's not in use. Getting around the LED, regardless of how, is beyond trivial. People are concerned about google glass because they do understand what it can do.
"Cyclists have as much right to the road as automobiles."
I strongly disagree, given the fact that cyclists aren't required to pay annual registration fees and obtain liability insurance for their vehicles like everyone else who uses public roads are. Additionally, unlike John Fenderson, where I live the rules are ridiculously lax regarding bicycling. It's so bad that bicyclists are even allowed to blow right through stop signs without regard for public safety, as well as routinely violating other rules and laws that everyone else has to follow. Where I live, bicyclists make everyone less safe because they expect preferential treatment. There is a town nearby that I literally refuse to drive in or through because of this.
When cyclists are required to pay the same fees and follow the same rules as everyone else who uses public roads, then I'll agree that they have as much right. Until then, not a chance.