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Disgruntled artist creates Google Glass Wi-Fi connection jammer

By Shawn Knight ยท 29 replies
Jun 4, 2014
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  1. A Berlin artist named Julian Oliver has written a basic program called Gl*******.sh that claims to be capable of booting a Google Glass visor from nearby Wi-Fi networks. It's said to work in conjunction with a small Raspberry Pi mini-computer...

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  2. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 871   +393

    I wouldn't be shocked if people didn't realize that most humans bring a pair of these everywhere we go. They are called eye balls. why do you care about these glasses but not our own eyes?
  3. Well, unless you're one of the minority that can reproduce an image from memory with exact likeness, I expect the reason behind this was to protect against copyright infringement and/or privacy.
    Jamesbrah and Darth Shiv like this.
  4. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 762   +283

    Wait so he's concerned that people take pics or livestream his work AT AN EXHIBITION?!

    What kinda tool is this guy, free advertising and publicity for people to come and attend his art exhibition but instead wants no one to see it?

    He's no artist he's a greedy person that is only in it for the money charged at the door.
    DarkEnd, stewi0001 and OneSpeed like this.
  5. As the guest pointed out, eyeballs lack the output and networking capabilities of Glass. After all, if eyes and a brain were as good at capturing and conveying images as a camera, photographers and paparazzi would be redundant.

    That said, I fully endorse a Glass killer...err..."deauthorizer" application. It's bad enough you can't walk a mile down the street these days without starring in the greatest reality show in the history of the world. The last thing our blossoming pseudo-celebrity culture needs is a bunch of millennials and aged hipsters running around with cameras jutting pretentiously from their gleefully modernized temples...
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  6. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Evangelist Posts: 310   +123

    Like the article says, you don't need wifi to record, only stream. I don't think the so-called "artist" thought this one through back to the drawing board.
  7. I'm all for Google Glass jamming. It is bad enough that the government can track everything and Google and others track everything we do online, but now any &%$hole can record me at anytime is just too much.
    Darth Shiv likes this.
  8. So just to be clear. If you have a cell phone you have a wifi hotspot with a highspeed network...this script is pointless.
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,481   +975

    This is hilarious.
  10. People can record you at anytime without Google Glass. Every smartphone can record video. I don't quite understand your point on this.
    DarkEnd likes this.
  11. Well it's not hard to understand. When someone pulls out a cellphone, it can be quite clear when they're trying to record something since they obviously have the phone up with the camera pointing at something. For that artist, he could simply tell that guy that he does not want that video to be recorded or pictures taken. In case of glasses, it's not really possible to tell whether someone is recording or not. Sure you can probably tell the user to not wear glasses when they're in the exhibit but that could also cause other problems so like what if the glasses being outfitted with Google glasses is prescription? I guess it could be more complicated...
  12. The reason you don't understand the objection is that you are failing to see the apples and the oranges for the fruit.

    Being recorded is not why people disapprove of Google Glass; not knowing whether you're being recorded is why people disapprove of Google Glass. A smartphone has to be deliberately manipulated to video record someone. If you don't wish to be recorded, you can politely ask the smartphone user to stop recording you. With an integrated system like Google Glass, you literally have no idea whether you are on video or not. It's invasive not because it has the capacity to record video, but because it can do so completely invisibly.
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  13. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,943   +562

    My understanding is the portable hotspot connection would be jammed too.
  14. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,427   +594

    Just wait until they release good glass contacts with all the same functionality!
    mosu likes this.
  15. If I were the artist, I would creates an EMP gun like in The Dark Knight Rises movie, so I'll just shoot people who wears these gl*******s, and their $1000 gl*******s is fried LoL.
  16. "Cmon babe, I ALWAYS wear my Google glass during sex!"

    Yes, courtesy is dead and a new selfishness is born. Thanks Google (you f'ing bastards)
  17. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 593   +76

    Exactly pointless script as as mentioned in the article just stops you live streaming on their network it doesn't prevent anything else
  18. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,086   +1,504

    So the guy doesn't want free publicity? What an *****.
  19. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,873

    And what would that make those of us with nothing at all to show?
  20. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,086   +1,504

    sorry, I don't really understand what you're trying to say, but that might be because I'm trying to code at the same time XD
  21. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,285

    Not everybody likes or wants free publicity, it's his prerogative.
  22. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,086   +1,504

    ah, thanks for the clarification
  23. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,285

    You're welcome.
  24. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,194   +209

    With an estimate of One surveillance camera for every 11 people in Britain at the moment, Im not sure one dude wearing stupid looking glasses is going to make much of a difference, :)
  25. Last I checked my eyes weren't internet enabled

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