Google prepares for first consumer Glass adoption by banning face recognition apps (until privacy protections can be enforced)

Google prepares for first consumer Glass adoption by banning face recognition apps (until privacy protections can be enforced)

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In a Google Plus remark, Google said that it would block all facial recognition apps from Google Glasses Glass and Facial Recognition When we started the Explorer Program nearly a year ago our goal was simple: we wanted to make people active participants in shaping the future of this technology...
Google prepares for first consumer Glass adoption by banning face recognition apps (until privacy protections can be enforced)
                                   

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Intel pushed back on Friday against allegations that it was the company's own policies that have hindered the wider adoption of Thunderbolt beyond Apple's Mac lineup, with the chipmaker saying that until now it has been more focused on the quality of its partners' devices, rather than quantity.    ...
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Social tools make it possible for workers to communicate and collaborate in all sorts of new ways, but is all that virtual gabbing making people more or less productive? A new study commissioned by Microsoft finds employers and workers divided on the topic. More than 30 percent of companies are reluctant...
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During the course of President Obama's administration, he has gone back and forth over support for the WIPO treaty for the blind, which would make it easier for vision impaired people to get copies of books that they can read (allowing legally made copies to be shared across borders). It's...
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Advanced Micro Devices has opened the door to embrace Google's Android operating system, but said it would continue to focus on Windows with its upcoming tablet and laptop chips.AMD on multiple occasions has said it had no interest in putting its chips in Android tablets and would focus exclusively...
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Windows 8 has not found wide adoption among desktop users, so HP has announced a new portable all-in-one and lowered the price of touch PCs so users can take advantage of the operating system.The company introduced the Envy Rove, which is an all-in-one desktop that looks like a supersized...
HP's Envy Rove 20-inch 'tablet' tackles Windows 8 desktop PC woes
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