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Is that Google Glass wearer stealing your iPad passcode?

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What about the one with a smartwatch? Snoopers can catch your code from nearly 10 feet away with Google Glass or Samsung's smartwatch and from almost 150 away using a HD camcorder, thanks to researchers' custom-coded, shadow-tracking recognition algorithm.

Google Glass Explorers vilify restaurant that bans their headgear

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Some Glass users are fighting back against establishments that have the *ahem* audacity to request privacy for their patrons, and negative reviews are their weapons of choice - even if they've never set foot in the place.

Yes, your smartphone camera can be used to spy on you...

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A researcher claims to have written an Android app that takes photos and videos using the device camera, even while the screen is turned off - so you wouldn't even know the camera was spying on you.

As one security hole closes, another one opens! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

How many years was that security hole in Linux ? How many security patches for XP? How many lock screen holes in iOS? How much do Google specs cost?

Find out in this week's 60 Second Security video...

Google opens up Glass to the US masses for $1,500 a pair

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"As long as we have it on hand", that is. Heaven forbid they run out before every stalker picks up a pair of these babies!

Google Glass recording without permission could become illegal in Australia

Google Glass recording without permission could become illegal in Australia

The country's considering an overhaul of privacy laws that could make it illegal to record private conversations or activities without consent via Google Glass or similar wearable technologies.

Rebunking Google's Glass "myth" debunking

Rebunking Google's Glass "myth" debunking

Google's published a listicle about what it says are the Top 10 Glass Myths. Here's Naked Security's security- and privacy-centric view of some of those "myths."

Spyware app turns the privacy tables on Google Glass wearers

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A spyware app developed by two researchers has shown that Google Glass can be used to secretly take photos of whatever a Glass wearer is looking at without their knowledge - making the Glass user the one whose privacy and security is potentially compromised.

Google paves the way for Glass; throws lobbyists in front of distracted-driver legislation

Google paves the way for Glass; throws lobbyists in front of distracted-driver legislation

Google has hired lobbyists in at least three US states to battle proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass.

Woman claims to have been attacked for wearing Google Glass

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The scorn for glassholes has apparently now gone too far, having evolved into what might be the first violent action taken against a Glass wearer.

NYPD tests Google Glass as they mull becoming Robocops

NYPD tests Google Glasses as they mull becoming Robocops

Just by looking at suspects, police could instantly check out their arrest records, mugshots and other key information. Of course, they could also record everything and everybody they see, regardless of whether they have a warrant or reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing.

Stalker-friendly app, NameTag, uses facial recognition to look you up online

Stalker-friendly app, NameTag, uses facial recognition to look you up online

Smartphone and Google Glass wearers using the new app will be able to act as a real-time online search that pairs facially recognized images with social media profiles and other online photos and content.

Dead donkeys, gun wielding penguins and the Internet Worm at 25 - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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The big stories of 2013 were Adobe, PRISM and CryptoLocker - but what about some of the wackier stuff? Google's dead donkey? The Space Station lost and found? Gun wielding penguins?

All this and more in 60 Sec Security - 04 January 2014

Privacy is alive! Seattle eatery tells Google Glass user where to stick his spectacles...

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If you follow technology gossip, you probably saw the fuss kicked up last week by a Seattle resident called Nick Starr, who went into a local 24-hour diner wearing Google Glasses.

Briefly put, the restaurant said, "No!"

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Missed anything last week? Don't worry, here's a little roundup of everything we wrote.

Privacy officials from six nations want answers about Google Glass

Privacy officials from six nations want answers about Google Glass

The privacy officials of six countries and the European Commission have a host of questions about Google Glass, wouldn't mind getting their hands on the devices, and are wondering why, exactly, Google hasn't rung most of them up to hash out the privacy issues?

Monday review - the hot 15 stories of the week

Monday review

It's weekly roundup time. Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

Face recognition API for Google Glass to be released this week

Face recognition API for Google Glass to be released this week

An API that will enable developers to program facial recognition into Google Glass apps is due to be released this week by Lambda Labs, a San Francisco startup. A co- founder says that the company will offer opt-out for face recognition, but is that enough to safeguard privacy?

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Congress asks Google if and how it's protecting privacy with Glass

Congress asks Google if and how it's protecting privacy with Glass

The US Congress sent Google a letter listing eight specific privacy areas concerning Glass that legislators would like to know quite a bit more about. As would many of us, now that you mention it.