Google is about to augment your reality. Google Glass adds an overlay of rich data to your real-time sensory experience. You can visually index your surroundings, conduct Google searches, capture and share pictures and videos, and even translate your voice into another language.
Amazing? Absolutely. Dangerous? Potentially.
Consider this: you have no right to privacy in terms of where you travel on the public streets. Would you want someone wearing one of these headsets snapping a photo of you entering an adult store? What if someone captures a couple’s romantic moment on a bridge, and it turns out they’re engaged in an extramarital affair?
With the announcement of Graph Search, Facebook’s answer to Google’s search engine, privacy concerns are once more in the forefront of the minds of many users. While no new personal information is being provided to the general public, Graph Search has made it exponentially easier for that information to be accessed. Graph Search will enable people to tap into your timeline, check-ins, likes, employment and education history, and other personal information with a simple query.