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Berlin artist figures out how to jam Google Glass' WiFi

Source: Stopthecybors.org

Does the thought of being surreptitiously recorded by some Google Glass "Explorer" without your permission make you a tad angry?

At least one Berlin artist feels your pain.

Artist Julian Oliver has written a piece of software called Glasshole.sh that is installed in a mini-computer attached to a network antenna and detects and deauthorizes any Glass attempting to connect to a wireless server within a specific area, he told Wired Magazine. It also emits a signal to let others know a Google Glass is nearby.

"To say 'I don't want to be filmed,' at a restaurant, at a party, or playing with your kids is perfectly OK. But how do you do that when you don't even know if a device is recording?" he told the magazine.

"This steps up the game," he said. "It's taking a jammer-like approach."

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