The NYPD likely acquired the glasses through the Google Glass Explorer program but is not working directly with Google.
A Norfolk, England, driver felt so entitled to “knock a cyclist off his bike” that she boasted about the act on Twitter, where users quickly recognized the act as a hit-and-run accident and notified the authorities, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
“Government surveillance is on the rise,” Google proclaimed in a blog post pointing to its latest semiannual Transparency Report on the efforts of world governments to compel the company to remove content or hand over individual information.
Melissa Walthall, of Mesquite, Texas, was given a photo of the undercover police officer who had helped to convict a friend of hers. She did what many of us would do: She posted it to Facebook, adding the ill-considered comment, “Anyone knew this –?”
“PTWS is a great way to express personal and emotional issues, all while knowing your involvement is completely secure,” said Detective Natalie Ogonowski of Hillside, NJ, another one of the site’s several hundred founding members. “As a female in a male-dominated field, I love that I can interact with other female officers in a forum just for women.”