In a post on the Project Glass Google + page, Google has announced that they won't be approving any facial recognition software (which, apparently, they're calling Glassware, by the way), so we all can breathe a collective sigh of relief. For now.
“When we started the Explorer Program nearly a year ago our goal was simple: we wanted to make people active participants in shaping the future of this technology ahead of a broader consumer launch," reads the post. "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."
Notice how Google didn't exactly go as far as saying that facial recognition won't be coming to Glass in the future. With hackers and other companies eager to hop on the Glass gravy-train, we doubt it won't be long until facial recognition comes into play, whether or not with the help of Google.
[via The Telegraph]