Technically you are right about the phone and the camera. I think the essential difference is that while Google glass has a light that goes on, it's still essentially far more subtle to spot someone capturing you on video with Google glass, especially in a public setting. Someone with a phone who his hell bent of capturing you on film will still need to be more proactive and obvious than anyone with google glass. I don't want to have to constantly discern when somebody's glasses may be on. It's just too easy to capture footage of someone without their knowing. We already have far too much of that in our surveillance state.
Your comments are spot on. Google Glass to me seems like the perfect tool to have people steal your privacy without your knowing. This is completely WRONG. I like what you can get from google glass, but take the F$#@ing camera feature away. This tool as it stands is ripe for all kinds of privacy violations, and in an era of once it's on the web, it's there forever, I am appalled by this. Smart phones have already done enough damage in this respect but at least you have a chance of being noticed if someone is photographing or videoing you.
I also agree that this article seems to be inconsistent with Mike's typical privacy positions (which I agree with).
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