GOOGLE Glass Ban List Grows: Banks, Concerts, Theaters, Hospitals… ‘JewGlass’ app offers religious experience
In this crazy age of identity theft it’s not exactly far-fetched for banks to be weary of Google Glass. It seems completely plausible for a wearer to sneak in behind a customer and snap a quick picture of their personal information, such as their ID or bank account info.
9. Sports Arenas/Concert Venues
If you frequent a sporting event or concert you’re already aware that most of the time you’ll get denied recording the event. Of course, this was easier before everyone had a smartphone, but security has adjusted and are quick to scold you if you’re caught recording. Because these locations already ban cameras, it’s not a stretch to believe that Google Glass is banned as well.
8. Locker Rooms/Dressing Rooms
It’s one thing for someone to take a picture of us without knowing in a public location. It’s a completely different beast if someone snapped a pic of you in your birthday suit. To help protect people at their most vulnerable, locations where people are naked definitely have to ban Google Glass for precautionary measures.
7. Movie Theaters
Film privacy is already a major concern for the film industry. Like concerts and sporting events, it was easier to spot pirates before smartphones, but theaters still crackdown on anyone caught recording a movie. Still, having a camera at eye-level is something completely different. Do you really think that a movie theater would allow a person wearing glasses equipped with a video recorder inside?
New app makes Google Glass a religious experience
When Rusty Brick CEO Barry Schwartz walked into his New York synagogue Tuesday morning, he didn’t have to get out his siddur or even look up which prayers to say. A small screen hovering over the corner of his eye already knew what he needed, and handily displayed it for him.
Schwartz, among the few lucky people to test Google’s wearable computer spectacles, called Google Glass, was getting all the information he needed from JewGlass, the first Glass application for religious Jews, which his company released on Monday.
“It’s not a way of bringing people closer to Judaism, but a way to help people who are already observing do it more efficiently,” says Schwartz, whose company has released over 30 applications for Jews.