Could the Google Clips camera be used to spy on you? Google says no.

Publication Title
Venture Beat
Publication/Creation Date
October 7 2017
John Brandon (creator)
Chris Roberts (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
This might be a flashback to Google Glass. At an event in San Francisco this week,
Google announced a new camera you can “clip” onto anything, called Clips. Say you want to take photos at a birthday party. Just attach the camera to the back of a chair and let the machine learning take over. The camera can identify people and even snap photos when there’s a smiling birthday-candle-blowing kidlet in the scene, recording your memory forever.

Which all sounds great, except for the fact that this is the type of gadget that could be used for nefarious purposes. And it works autonomously, so you won’t really know that someone is taking pictures unless you see the camera itself making a noise or flashing a light.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Marketing Keywords
Google, Google Clips, Acalvio

Date archived
October 9 2017
Last edited
March 5 2018
How to cite this entry
John Brandon. (October 7 2017). "Could the Google Clips camera be used to spy on you? Google says no.". Venture Beat. Venture Beat. Fabric of Digital Life.