If we've learned anything from Hipster Cop, it's that even the NYPD isn't Google Glass. "We signed up, got a few pairs of the Google glasses, and we're trying them out, seeing if they have any value in investigations, mostly for patrol purposes," a law enforcement official told VentureBeat. "We're looking at them, you know, seeing how they work." . . .
immune to shifting fashion trends. To that end, the NYPD is reportedly experimented with outfitting its officers with
Vincent Cannistraro, a former ranking clandestine operator with the CIA, told VentureBeat that he doubted that Glass would be useful for cops, but the NYPD source noted, "We think it could help impact patrol operations in New York City. We shall see." That's one possible reason for it—but another is that the NYPD may finally be looking into Judge Shira Scheindlin's suggestion that the NYPD adopt body-mounted cameras to monitor officers' encounters with citizens.
NYPD Testing Google Glass
The next phase on the surveillance arms race has begun. From Gothamist: