Woke this morning to find several articles covering the release of a short script designed to locate and ultimately block wearers of Google Glass from accessing a wireless network. This was apparently released in response to someone else’s discomfort from knowing there was a wearer of Google Glass in an audience, mostly due to the recording/stream capabilities.
My immediate thoughts are three-fold:
- Like it or not, wearable tech will become more common; control and guide rather than trying to hold back the tide.
- Blocking from the wireless won’t, necessarily, stop the recording or streaming. (I’m assuming) a wearer could connect to a 3/4g AP (using a mobile) and stream over a private network.
- Why is this news worthy? Shouldn’t all network owners and admins be monitoring and restricting unauthorised/undesired devices from connecting to their network in the first place?
I think we’ll see similar stories in the future as the move to wearable tech becomes more widespread.