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WEB NEWS - USA: Woman attacked for wearing Google Glass

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In this edition: an American woman is assaulted for wearing Google Glass; the global "Humans Of" photo movement; and stunning images from a camera attached to a pelican's beak.
“You’ll never believe this but… I got verbally and physically assaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at me because of some ---- Google Glass haters,” Sarah Slocum posted this status update to Facebook last week along with a short video clip captured on the device. We see her being jeered by other people in the bar because she was wearing the web giant`s high tech glasses. 
The incident soon sparked lively commentary online with countless web users offering their support. In this post on Sarah Slocum`s Facebook page, one person writes that while this type of attack is relatively rare, people wearing the famous Internet connected headset in public are often given a frosty reception. 
As the Washington Post reports, this story illustrates the difficulties faced by Google in getting the general public to accept their smart glasses. Well aware of peoples reserves, the Mountain View firm posted a guide online last week, with do`s and don`ts for Google glass wearers. Advising them to ask permission before filming anyone for example and be polite and respectful if people have questions or feel uneasy.
The “Humans Of” global photo movement sees people documenting their native cities, taking a photo of a stranger and posting it online along with a quote from the subject. One of the most recent “Humans Of” projects, starte... Go on reading on our web site.

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