New York Police Department is testing the use of Google Glass for criminal investigations

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The New York Police Department is testing the use of Google Glass to find out if it aids in criminal or terrorist investigations. According to VentureBeat, the Police Department received a few pairs of Google Glass to test out.

“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. We’re looking at them, you know, seeing how they work.”, a NYC law enforcement official told VentureBeat.

The glasses are currently not available to the public, but people who are interested can apply through Google’s Glass Explorer program and will be informed if their application has been processed. Accepted applicants can get the Google Glass for a price of $1,500.

A spokesman for Google informed that the tech giant was not working with the NY Police Department and that the department received the glasses through the Glass Explorer Program.
Google Glass could help law enforcement officials match the faces or names of their suspects to data stored in various databases used by the police and law enforcement agencies.
Source: VentureBeat

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