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Google glass could violate privacy of non-wearers: Queen's University expert

2014-04-21

Today Google Glass goes on sale for one day only and Queen’s University technology expert Keith McWhirter is available to comment on the product that has the tech world buzzing.

“The technology behind Google Glass is truly incredible and is the logical direction for bridging the gap between the Internet and our physical world that we navigate through,” says Mr. McWhirter. “That said, many concerns have been raised about individual privacy issues that arise when such technology is being worn on the body, and being brought into others personal space.”

Mr. McWhirter's expertise centres around how technology fits into, and affects the lives of users, as well as current tech trends.

“As goofy as the wearer may looks, how will we react when we realize we are the ones on display?”

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