by Nicholas West, Activist Post:
It’s no mystery that tech behemoths Microsoft and Google have been developing gadgets for the augmented reality consumer space. Nevertheless, Google Glass has met some resistance over privacy concerns, even reaching the halls of Congress.
If turning the average person into a roving snitch isn’t bad enough, another concern was revealed recently: Google Glass can be hacked and modified for facial recognition capability. Stephen Balaban, founder of Lambda Labs stated his intentions to design an alternate operating system outside the control of Google:
By supplanting Glass’ original operating system, Balaban has already managed to create a feature that can perform facial recognition using the forward-mounted camera.