Last September, the then Facebook teamed up with Ray-Ban to give us the new Ray-Ban Stories, their first pair of “smart glasses”. They combined the traditional look of Ray-Ban frames with Facebook tech and a pair of cameras to capture and share every moment of your life to social media. Yeah, not exactly a new idea. Still, almost immediately, privacy concerns started to pop up.
Facebook has changed its name to Meta now, but those concerns are still around and Meta has released the “Meta Human Rights Report” detailing its impact on the world, with a section that talks specifically about Ray-Ban Stories and the associated privacy risks. They acknowledge that there are definitely privacy issues surrounding the tech but essentially suggest that it’s up to the wearer to deal with it.