July 28, 2022

Google is going to send a few of its AR glasses to the outside world to get better testing feedback. Its announcement was carefully calibrated to forestall cheap jokes about a new generation of “Google Glassholes.” Apparently the Google AR team is carefully reading Bruceb News, because Google is adopting my suggestions about how to…

June 29, 2022

I’ve been writing about privacy for a long time. I wrote a series of articles about location tracking and a useful overview of data brokers and a long series of articles about privacy and trust. Most recently I wrote a cautionary article about why privacy concerns could doom augmented reality devices. I can tell you with confidence that personal privacy is obsolete. At…

June 19, 2022

Ten years from now you may pick up your augmented reality glasses automatically, exactly as you pick up your phone today. The glasses will do many of the same things, plus they’ll offer new ways to communicate or obtain information or entertain yourself. They also have the potential to invade your privacy in exactly the same ways that your…

June 12, 2022

Augmented reality will fail unless it comes with augmented privacy. This is completely separate from the technical difficulty of developing AR equipment. Apple decided not to talk about its AR glasses at last week’s developer conference because they need more time to work on battery life and display issues. Meta/Facebook is famously devoting vast resources to consumer AR…