UPDATE 3/18-2014: Now with extra Schadenfreude

Sarah Slocum, the social media consultant who said she was attacked for wearing Google Glass in a San Francisco bar, was accused two years ago by neighbors of surreptitiously recording them with her smartphone, according to court documents ... The next morning, Campbell filed for a restraining order. Campbell said Slocum later admitted in court she recorded the conversation but said Campbell had no expectation of privacy. A judge granted the restraining order, which prevented Slocum from coming close enough to Campbell's home to record conversations.

UPDATE 3/8-2014: Now with fanmail!

Uncomfortable with being recorded in a bar, cafe, or restaurant without your permission? The following is a (growing) list of establishments which prohibit Google Glass or otherwise restrict audio & video recording on their premises:

  • Molotov's, 582 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
  • The Willows, 1582 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • The Sycamore, 2140 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Uptown, 200 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Acquerello, 1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109
  • El Rio, 3158 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Lucky 13, 2140 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • The 500 Club, 500 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Grand Coffee, 2663 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Flanahan's, 3805 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122
  • Bender's Bar, 806 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

  • I asked the DNA Lounge what their policy is on Google Glass. The gnomic response from jwz was:

    Our policy on Segways is that you MUST be wearing a clown costume.

    That doesn't sound like they are overly keen, but I might be wrong.

  • Heart and Dagger Saloon, 504 Lake Park Ave, Oakland CA 94610
  • Merchant's Saloon, 401 2nd St, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Telegraph, 2318 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

  • The Rose & Crown, 547 Emerson Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

  • The 5 Point Cafe, 415 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98119
  • Lost Lake and Cafe, Capitol Hill, 1505 10th Ave, Seattle WA 98122

  • If you're not sure whether you're being a Glasshole or not, then you probably are, and Google has some advice for you.

    "Breaking the rules or being rude will not get businesses excited about Glass and will ruin it for other Explorers."

    If you run a bar, cafe, or restaurant, and want signs to put up to let customers that you don't allow the use of Google Glass or other audio/video recording devices, StopTheCyborgs has some that are creative commons licensed to download and print out.

    Contact us for suggestions or alterations

    Sarah^H^H^H^H^HEdmund says

    "You don't want to be a Glasshole like me, do you, Baldric?"