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article imageGoogle Glass is now banned from all U.S. movie theatres

By Business Insider     Oct 30, 2014 in Technology
Movie fans will no longer be able to wear Google Glass and other wearable technology in US cinemas.
Google Glass has been the center of much uncertainty since the public started experimenting with the device.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) have combined to prohibit the usage because they are afraid of illegal recording and movie privacy, according to Variety.
Google Glass has been the center of much uncertainty since the public started experimenting with the device.
One man, a self-proclaimed "ignorant idiot," was even detained by the FBI while watching "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" in Columbus, Ohio, earlier this year.
The wearable's subtlety compared with smartphones, cameras, and other equipment has led to its being banned in some bars, Las Vegas (within all the city's casinos), and previously a handful of movie theaters.
Now the MPAA and NATO have released a full statement, rendering Google Glass completely off-limits when enjoying popcorn and a film.
The groups' joint policy mentions a "long history of welcoming technological advances" and recognizes "the strong consumer interest in smartphones and wearable 'intelligent' devices."
But crucially, it adds: "As part of our continued efforts to ensure movies are not recorded in theaters, however, we maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward using any recording device while movies are being shown
"As has been our long-standing policy, all phones must be silenced and other recording devices, including wearable devices, must be turned off and put away at showtime."
This article originally appeared in Business Insider. Copyright 2014.
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