It always happens that old laws need to be revised to accommodate new ideas and technology. Google Glass may turn out to be widely useful and who knows if in some way it won't ultimately save lives by disseminating the power of information. The California legislature may pass some crackpot laws occasionally but I have a hard time believing they're anti-technology. The court will have to interpret the law and the lawmaker's intentions.
I have a feeling that it will end at some point in the near future with a lawsuit....
But cops make press announcements all the time. What the diff? This is just a new meduim.
If you are limited to commands that contain only five lower case letters, then the number of possible commands is something like 26 to the power 5 which is over 10 million. It would be difficult to navigate through that many icons. The point-and-click method of using icons is just not as efficient as an alphabet with letters that make up words that make up a language.
The level of professionalism has gone up so much in the past 40 years (at least in Northern cities) that it's like a completely different animal. Used to be, the guy from the people you hung out with who became a cop was the last guy you'd want with any authority. Now, the young people going into the academy are first-rate. I deal with them every day, living two blocks from the Chicago Police Academy.
I agree. Cops seem a lot more sensitive to civil rights these days. However, I also live in Chicago and last year had my phone confiscated by the police for videoing an arrest on Division and Rush. I got my phone back after the cops erased the video. I say yes to Google Glass for cops.
Allowing the general public to see the video without a warrant means people can spy on you (using the government cameras) and therefore invade your privacy.
That's true but it's my understanding the courts have ruled that there is no expectation of privacy in a public place. If you don't want to be recorded, stay home. I think this page sums up the current state of the law: http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/know-your-rights-photographers