A Google-glass wearer has been kicked out of a restaurant after management accused them of filming other patrons.
Google has released a restricted number of Google glasses and are currently available for purchase by invitation request only. These glasses are not only exclusive they are also pricey however, used ‘incorrectly’ and you could find yourself in trouble.
A Seattle based restaurant called the Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge has kicked out a Google glass wearer because apparently, it is against their policy.
We recently had to ask a rude customer to leave because of their insistence on wearing and operating Google Glasses inside the restaurant. So for the record, here’s Our Official Policy on Google Glass,” reads a post on the Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge’s Facebook page.
“We kindly ask our customers to refrain from wearing and operating Google Glasses inside Lost Lake. We also ask that you not videotape anyone using any other sort of technology. If you do wear your Google Glasses inside, or film or photograph people without their permission, you will be asked to stop, or leave. And if we ask you to leave, for God’s sake, don’t start yelling about your ‘rights’. Just shut up and get out before you make things worse,” the restaurant continued.
The Google glass wearer, Nick Starr however, fought back stating that on the Lost Lake’s menu it reads “post photos on our website via Instagram by using #lostlake” which Starr claims is all that he was doing.
“So how is an establishment requesting photos be taken, not allow me to bring a device which takes photos and can post to Instagram?” he stated.
The incident has of course stirred up some controversy with many feeling that the Google Glass is no different than having a cell phone however, others feel that it could be used to unknowingly film other people and is a violation of privacy.