No facial recognition feature for Google Glass

Google have taken to their Google+ page to announce that they have decided to not approve any facial recognition features on the highly anticipated Glass product.

In the post the company have said that no such technology would be added to any of it’s products “without having strong privacy protections in place”.

“We’ve been listening closely to you, and many have expressed both interest and concern around the possibilities of facial recognition in Glass.”

In addition to the news that facial recognition is out, Google has also said that Developers will be unable to use the device’s camera with the screen off. This restriction is to address concerns from privacy groups that pictures could be taken more secretly.

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