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AMC movie theater calls “federal agents” to arrest a Google Glass user
So, this dude was in an AMC theater trying to enjoy a movie (while wearing his PRESCRIPTION Google Glass(es) and the theater calls the FBI on him alleging that he was recording the movie.


< 50%


Because I don’t want Glass to distract me during the movie, I turn them off (but since my prescription lenses are on the frame, I still wear them). About an hour into the movie (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), a guy comes near my seat, shoves a badge that had some sort of a shield on it, yanks the Google Glass off my face and says “follow me outside immediately”. It was quite embarrassing and outside of the theater there were about 5-10 cops and mall cops. Since I didn’t catch his name in the dark of the theater, I asked to see his badge again and I asked what was the problem and I asked for my Glass back. The response was “you see all these cops you know we are legit, we are with the ‘federal service’ and you have been caught illegally taping the movie”.


After interrogating him for more than 4 hours, they determined that he had done nothing illegal...

Considering it was 11:27pm when this happened, and the movie started at 7.45, I guess 3 and a half hours of my time and the scare my wife went through (who didn’t know what was going on as nobody bothered to tell her) is worth about 30 bucks in the eyes of the Movie Association and the federal militia (sorry, I cannot think of other derogatory words). I think I should sue them for this, but I don’t have the time or the energy to deal with “who is my boss – they don’t want me, they want the big guy” again, so I just spilled the beans on this forum, for other to learn from my experience.



Bottom line... you are GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT in AMERIKA!!! AMC has received my last $$$.

Read the entire article here:

[link to the-gadgeteer.com]

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For those that don't know, Google Glass is a wearable computing device that displays data on the inside of the lens. It can augment reality (providing data overlays), driving instructions, picture/movie taking, and many other functions.

Here's a link to the product homepage for those looking for more info:

[link to www.google.com]
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Rule number 1.

When confronted by jackboots of unknown origin, call the local Sheriff.
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Rule number 1.

When confronted by jackboots of unknown origin, call the local Sheriff.
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agreed. call 911 on them
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Good point about calling the Sheriff's office!
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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Thanks for the pin mods!

This is really about 3 main things:

1) Fascists doing whatever the hell they want to and

2) Technology outpacing most peoples abilities to understand what and how it works

3) Privacy. Is it dead? Can anyone wearing Google Glass (or insert any tech here) be trusted?
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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some lady was ticketed for wearing them while driving, they dismissed it a couple days ago

[link to www.cnn.com]
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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thwak

so what? wtf is the theater going to do when just about everyone has these? There is even press talking google contacts. How the hell are they going to monitor that? Their butt-hurtfulness from losing money from pirating is getting quite ridiculous when they feel they should violate a paying customers 4th amendment! I am boycotting the AMC.

I could have a camera in my butt-hole.
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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some lady was ticketed for wearing them while driving, they dismissed it a couple days ago

[link to www.cnn.com]
 Quoting: mrmuffins69


What's really interesting is as these kinds of devices become more prolific, we'll see a host of people wearing these types of devices WITH prescription lenses.

I haven't actually tried Google Glass, but if they were comfortable and functional, I'd replace my regular glasses in a heartbeat.
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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So that's a good reason for the Feds to remove him from a movie theater?
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Thread: BREAKING: CHINA just Bought AMC (America's Movie Theaters)!!
Thread: China now owns AMC theaters
Thread: China company buys AMC Movie Theatres
Thread: AMC OWNED BY CHINA WEEKS BEFORE SHOOTING


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That's the cherry on the cake for me. Personal ban of AMC is NOW in affect!

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Repeat after me:
1. Lawyer!
2. I do NOT consent to a search!
3. Under advice from counsel I plead the 5th and will NOT answer any questions without my lawyer!

personally I woulda told the fed to F off! (I'm rather brazen when fracking innocent!)
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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kitty I agree, plus I think it's crap that some stranger can just take pictures of you.
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Repeat after me:
1. Lawyer!
2. I do NOT consent to a search!
3. Under advice from counsel I plead the 5th and will NOT answer any questions without my lawyer!

personally I woulda told the fed to F off! (I'm rather brazen when fracking innocent!)
 Quoting: WildCrd


Word.
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Re: AMC movie theater calls “federal agents” to arrest a Google Glass user
Some movie theater manager probably got a memo telling everyone to be on the alert for people with Google Glass taping movies.

So he sees someone who has them on and, as far as he can tell, hasn't taken them off in the theater when the lights dim, so he follows what the memo tells him to do:

Call the relevant authorities. Who, this being a federal offense AND an international crime, are investigative police of the Department of Justice, hence the FBI.

And then you have randomness to add in. Voila. Incident.
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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kitty I agree, plus I think it's crap that some stranger can just take pictures of you.
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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You know he was in there recording lol
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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thwak

so what? wtf is the theater going to do when just about everyone has these? There is even press talking google contacts. How the hell are they going to monitor that? Their butt-hurtfulness from losing money from pirating is getting quite ridiculous when they feel they should violate a paying customers 4th amendment! I am boycotting the AMC.

I could have a camera in my butt-hole.
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This is pretty unbelievable that they would call the feds for this. What they did was clearly illegal. I would press charges and file a civil suit with AMC.

Find a good lawyer.
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If they had a clue they would have realized that them glasses
don't have a IR filter to record the movie. Guess you could
put a sheet of it on them but they would have seen it.
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Re: AMC movie theater calls “federal agents” to arrest a Google Glass user
So, this dude was in an AMC theater trying to enjoy a movie (while wearing his PRESCRIPTION Google Glass(es) and the theater calls the FBI on him alleging that he was recording the movie.


< 50%


Because I don’t want Glass to distract me during the movie, I turn them off (but since my prescription lenses are on the frame, I still wear them). About an hour into the movie (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), a guy comes near my seat, shoves a badge that had some sort of a shield on it, yanks the Google Glass off my face and says “follow me outside immediately”. It was quite embarrassing and outside of the theater there were about 5-10 cops and mall cops. Since I didn’t catch his name in the dark of the theater, I asked to see his badge again and I asked what was the problem and I asked for my Glass back. The response was “you see all these cops you know we are legit, we are with the ‘federal service’ and you have been caught illegally taping the movie”.


After interrogating him for more than 4 hours, they determined that he had done nothing illegal...

Considering it was 11:27pm when this happened, and the movie started at 7.45, I guess 3 and a half hours of my time and the scare my wife went through (who didn’t know what was going on as nobody bothered to tell her) is worth about 30 bucks in the eyes of the Movie Association and the federal militia (sorry, I cannot think of other derogatory words). I think I should sue them for this, but I don’t have the time or the energy to deal with “who is my boss – they don’t want me, they want the big guy” again, so I just spilled the beans on this forum, for other to learn from my experience.



Bottom line... you are GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT in AMERIKA!!! AMC has received my last $$$.

Read the entire article here:

[link to the-gadgeteer.com]
 Quoting: digitalFoo


had a similar issue a AMC in NYC.
we showed up 50 minutes before the showtime.
the manger accused me and my 9 yr old of trying to watch other movies before our show......
a good video editor can make anyone say anything the editor wants.
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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It's in beta testing right now. Techies like to get in on extremely limited betas. Doesn't really make him a yuppie assole...
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bad public relation will do way more damage to AMC's bottom line then anything else.
a good video editor can make anyone say anything the editor wants.
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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What the fuck is stuck up your ass???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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kitty I agree, plus I think it's crap that some stranger can just take pictures of you.
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They can NOW with almost any phone!!!!
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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It's in beta testing right now. Techies like to get in on extremely limited betas. Doesn't really make him a yuppie assole...
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This ^^^^^^
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Fuck AMC 11.50 for a ticket? Blow me. The drive in is $7! For two movies
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Repeat after me:
1. Lawyer!
2. I do NOT consent to a search!
3. Under advice from counsel I plead the 5th and will NOT answer any questions without my lawyer!

personally I woulda told the fed to F off! (I'm rather brazen when fracking innocent!)
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So how much is he selling the pirated copies of the movie for?
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Dude sounds like a yuppie asshole....Gotta have all the latest gadgets...Screw him
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kitty I agree, plus I think it's crap that some stranger can just take pictures of you.
 Quoting: Judethz





They can NOW with almost any phone!!!!
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kitty Well they won't after an EMP blast. abomb





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