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June 18, 2013

Privacy questions are raised about Google Glass

The 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 European Union, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico said in a letter to Google chief executive Larry Page.
Privacy concerns

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.

Disability claims

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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