Sarah Slocum, persecuted computer pioneer and San Francisco socialite, is experienced when it comes to privacy outrage: the LA Times reports Slocum was the target of a restraining order after allegedly peeping on her neighbors with a smartphone two years ago.
If you think someone in your face with Google Glass at a bar sounds bad, just imagine Sarah Slocum peering into your open window:
In an interview with The Times, Jessie Lilley Campbell said she was sitting with her husband and their landlord in the living room of their Aptos, Calif., home on the evening of May 15, 2012, when she noticed that someone was holding up a smartphone to record the conversation through an open window.
Campbell said she opened the front door and spotted Slocum, who at the time lived in a cabin on the property. She confronted Slocum, who denied recording the conversation.
Slocum, who's become a de facto Glass advocate and symbol of everything inherently wrong and perverse about mounting a smartphone on your face, denies violating anyone's privacy in any way. But does not deny standing in her neighbor's window with a recording smartphone.
Which suggests—well come on, confirms—that there is a particular kind of person who is preternaturally drawn to Google's face computer: the kind of person who lives in a cabin and takes covert videos of their neighbors without remorse.