Remember the guy who was at an AMC Theater watching Jack Ryan, when he was approached by a federal agent? The object of the agent’s focus was the Google Glass that he pulled off of the man’s face. The man was detained and questioned for 4 hours. And this was not the first time that he had worn the connected specs at that particular theater. They had prescription lenses which he needed to view the movie.
We have more info. Since the incident, friends have told Ungureanu, the victim, to sue, but he refuses to go that route. The FBI also revealed that the Glass owner works for the Bureau when it denied being involved in the incident. The FBI called him a liaison who works in “the cyber field”. That seems weird since this guy didn’t give Glass’ recording option a second thought.
Interestingly and sadly, the agency involved in the matter was actually the Immigration and Customs Enforcement department, part of the Department of Homeland Security. Which makes sense since these government organizations are all about protecting corporate interest and not about protecting the citizens of this country. ICE is always involved in international piracy cases in connection with the Motion Picture Association of America. Officials from the latter association were in the theater along with Ungureanu at the time he was watching Jack Ryan, and they were the ones who contacted ICE.
So what we have is a corporate entity ratting a citizen out and then we have the government entity sweeping in and doing THEIR bidding. Detaining a guy for 4 hours. This would make a great movie if it wasn’t so stupid and sad.
Source Phone ArenaFiled Under: Technology News