Today is the day that Google allows anyone to purchase its wearable Google Glass tech. Based on the price tag and low specs (pardon the pun) I expect literally dozens of you to stampede the Google servers.
If you do plan to hand over $1500 for something that could lead to ridicule–and even a mugging–Reuters published a piece that has absolutely nothing to do with Google Glass, yet everything to do with Google Glass.
Google’s updated terms of service added a paragraph stating that “our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.
Admittedly the above is aimed at Gmail, but consider what this means for Google Glass. Do you really want to use a product that could potentially–if not now, then in the future–phone home to the Google mothership and share EVERY.SINGLE.THING.YOU.DO?
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