- Facebook published the first human rights report.
- The report highlighted the risks associated with smart glasses.
- The company considered smart glasses to be a threat to privacy.
New Delhi. Meta-own Facebook today released its first annual human rights report, highlighting the risks associated with Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses. META has recognized that smart glasses endanger privacy. The smart glasses, developed by Ray-Ban and Meta, have two cameras, open speakers and a microphone, which can record up to a minute of video. The smart glasses look like regular glasses, but inside an eyeglass recording device Fashion.
At the same time, New York Times technical reporter Ryan Mack highlighted Meta’s awareness of the problem of incorrect recording by smart glasses. they said that
The company says that the informed consent of people being recorded by the device is an issue, but offers no suggestions on how to fix it, aside from vetting users. It’s just a web of words.
There is no way to obtain informed consent
He said I’m happy to be convinced, but maybe there’s no way to get the informed consent of the audience for a recording device that looks like glasses. The red dot activated during the recording is not an informed consent. At the same time, Nilay Patel, editor-in-chief of The Verge, says that augmented reality and smart glasses are going to create a world-changing problem and this is proof that any technology company is moving forward.
What does the human rights report say?
META hired the law firm Foley Hogg to conduct the human rights report. The company has been accused for years of turning a blind eye to online abuses that fueled violence in places like India and Myanmar.
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At the same time, Meta says the law firm had noted the potential for Meta platforms to be associated with significant human rights risks caused by third parties. Including advocating hate that incites enmity, discrimination, or violence.
The company will monitor the risk of smart glasses
Miranda Sissons, director of Meta Human Rights, says that Meta has prioritized the analysis of augmented and virtual reality technology over the Metaverse. This suggests that the Mark Zuckerberg-led company will monitor the risks posed by smart glass technology.
PUBLISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME : July 15, 2022, 2:13 PM IST