Facebook, Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses

September 2021

Touted as having been 'designed for privacy', Facebook and Ray-Ban's new Stories smart glasses let users capture, share and store photos and videos.

However, as a number of high-profile journalists, commentators, privacy advocates point out, Facebook Stories are primarily designed with the privacy of their users in mind rather than the people in their sights.

Photos and videos of everyone in their sights can can easily and quickly be used, manipulated or otherwise abused, for multiple purposes, including impersonation, fraud, and reputational attacks.

Operator: Meta/Facebook
Developer: Meta/Facebook; EssilorLuxottica
Country: USA
Sector: Technology
Purpose: Capture photos, video
Technology: Computer vision
Issue: Privacy; Surveillance; Dual/multi-use
Opacity: Privacy