NYPD Not Necessarily Against Becoming Google Glassholes

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Attendees wear Google Glass while posing for a group photo during the Google I/O developer conference on May 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Eight members of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus sent a letter to Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page seeking answers to privacy questions and concerns surrounding Google's   photo and video-equipped glasses called "Google Glass".  The panel wants to know if the high tech eyeware could infringe on the privacy of Americans. Google has been asked to respond to a series of questions by June 14.
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Since no one really knows what, if anything, Google Glass is good for yet, police are thinking, why the hell not? “We signed up, got a few pairs of the Google glasses, and we’re trying them out, seeing if they have any value in investigations, mostly for patrol purposes,” said a “ranking New York City law enforcement official” to VentureBeat. “We’re looking at them, you know, seeing how they work.” The tiny eye-computer is currently only available, for $1,500, through the Google Glass Explorer program, and the company was sure to note that it is not working directly with the NYPD. “We think it could help impact patrol operations in New York City,” said the official. “We shall see.” Good luck — like the Internet, it’s been pretty much all sex and porn so far.