Google has been asked by global data protection regulators to explain how it will protect the privacy of people viewed by users of the company’s Web-enabled eyeglasses. Google Glass — a wearable computer that can take pictures and videos and share information via the Internet — poses potential concerns that need to be discussed with regulators, watchdogs from the 27-nation European Union, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico said in a letter to Google chief executive Larry Page.
The number of U.S. workers filing long-term disability claims declined for the first time in at least four years in 2012 amid an improving economy and employment picture. About 662,000 workers filed claims, a 2 percent decline from a year earlier, the Council for Disability Awareness said in a report based on data from 2008 through 2012. Still, total claims payments grew to $9.4 billion in 2012, the fifth straight year of increases, the CDA said.
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