Google: No Facial Recognition Apps Will be Approved For Google Glass
Think Google Glass would be great if it could help you look at someone and automatically bring up information about them? Looks like you’ll have to do it the hard way and recognize them yourself. Google’s put up a statement saying it won’t approve any facial recognition apps.
Google posted on Google+ about this, saying:
We’ve been listening closely to you, and many have expressed both interest and concern around the possibilities of facial recognition in Glass.
As Google has said for several years, we won’t add facial recognition features to our products without having strong privacy protections in place.
With that in mind, we won’t be approving any facial recognition Glassware at this time.
Don’t use the camera or microphone to cross-reference and immediately present personal information identifying anyone other than the user, including use cases such as facial recognition and voice print. Applications that do this will not be approved at this time.
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