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Woman assaulted and stripped of her Google Glass at a bar

A man assaults and steals an explorer’s Google Glass at a bar.

Slocum showing off her Google Glass just before it was stolen.

A woman in San Francisco recently reported that someone at a bar called ‘Molotov’ assaulted her and took off with her $1,500 space-age toy.

“OMG so you’ll never believe this but… I got verbally and physically assaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at me because some *** Google Glass haters,” said Sarah Slocum, a tech blogger and the victim of the Google Glass heist.

Slocum was making her way around the bar, showing off her high-tech gadget, when a few patrons thought it was inappropriate for her to be flaunting a privacy hazard gadget.

“I think everybody was just upset that she would be recording outside of a bar this late with obvious embarrassing behavior going on,” said Brian Lester, a fellow bar-goer, told the local CBS News.   “And just rather insulted that someone thinks it’s okay to record them the entire time they’re in public.”

The Google Glass is a recording device, among other things, and a bar isn’t exactly the best place to put it on display, nor is it the place to be recording someone else—especially if he’s under the influence.  Some businesses such as strip clubs and places with sensitive information have already banned gadgets like the Google Glass altogether.  Could places like bars and lounges be the next to also impose this restriction?

Slocum did not immediately respond to the media’s inquiry, but said that she will have her side of the story soon.

Source: CBS San Francisco

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