Want a Glasshole-Free Zone? Here’s How to Ban All Intrusive Google Glass




WIRED Magazine expresses concern about the potential extensive abuse of privacy that Google Glass could represent should it becomes ubiquitous. A German programmer has come up with a network jammer, expect more to follow.

Concern about intrusion on privacy provoke backlash to Google's latest fad -  Ban Google Glass  (Credit Julian Oliver)

Concern about intrusion on privacy provokes backlash to Google’s latest fad – Ban Google Glass (Credit Julian Oliver)

Here is WIRED:”Not a fan of Google Glass’s ability to turn ordinary humans into invisibly recording surveillance cyborgs? Now you can create your own “glasshole-free zone.

“Berlin artist Julian Oliver has written a simple program called Glasshole.sh that detects any Glass device attempting to connect to a Wi-Fi network based on a unique character string that he says he’s found in the MAC addresses of Google’s augmented reality headsets. Install Oliver’s script on a Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone mini-computer and plug it into a USB network antenna, and the gadget becomes a Google Glass detector, sniffing the local network for signs of Glass users. When it detects Glass, it uses the program Aircrack-NG to impersonate the network and send a “deauthorization” command, cutting the headset’s Wi-Fi connection. It can also emit a beep to signal the Glass-wearer’s presence to anyone nearby.

“To say ‘I don’t want to be filmed’ at a restaurant, at a party, or playing with your kids is perfectly OK. But how do you do that when you don’t even know if a device is recording?” Oliver tells WIRED. “This steps up the game. It’s taking a jammer-like approach”.



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