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Arrest Captured on Google Glass Sparks Controversy


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(WGGB) – What may be the first ever arrest caught on Google Glass is sparking controversy about invasion of privacy.

Documentary filmmaker Chris Barrett was on a New Jersey boardwalk on the 4th of July, recording fireworks with his Google Glass. He suddenly found himself next to two men who began fighting, and witnessed one being led away in handcuffs — all while still recording.┬áHe later posted the video to YouTube, claiming the device will “change citizen journalism forever”.

Some people disagree, however, claiming that using the device in this manner has serious implications for privacy, saying that the “always on” aspect of the device mean they can be recorded at any time without their knowledge.

Experts have noted that there are far more inconspicuous ways to capture video, such as pinhole cameras, and that people still capture similar video on their cell phones.

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