lexipixel - 4:56 am on Mar 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
This article in New York Times touches on the similar issue of Google Glass surreptitiously collecting "personal information" in the context of the Google Maps camera cars invading people's privacy (now only through the camera lense -- the cars were also sucking up any data they could from unprotected wireless connection as they drove by...
Google Admits Drive-By Data Collection Was Privacy Breach
By DAVID STREITFELD
Published: March 12, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — Google on Tuesday acknowledged to state officials that it had violated people’s privacy during its Street View mapping project when it casually scooped up passwords, e-mail and other personal information from unsuspecting computer users.
The agreement paves the way for a major privacy battle over Google Glass, the heavily promoted wearable computer in the form of glasses, Mr. Cleland said. "If you use Google Glass to record a couple whispering to each other in Starbucks, have you violated their privacy?" he asked. "Well, 38 states just said they have a problem with the unauthorized collection of people’s data."