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Guantánamo Is Latest To Ban Google Glass

08/20/2013 06:06 pm ET | Updated Aug 22, 2013

As of now only a few thousand "Explorers" own Google Glass, yet the computerized specs have already been preemptively banned from a few bars, movie theaters and casinos scattered across the U.S. While these proprietors think Glass will make counting cards or pirating movies easier, officials at Guantánamo Bay see Glass getting in the way of a much more tense job: jailing suspected terrorists.

On Monday, Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg tweeted an image of a new sign at the Guantánamo Bay's war court, Camp Justice, weeks after she was asked to remove her Google Glass on the site.

Guantánamo allows journalists to take photos and videos as long as they agree to submit all footage to a security review, during which officials can delete certain images, such as those that show a prisoner's face. However, Rosenberg's Google Glass, which she says she wanted to use to conduct interviews, was turned away.

"Army Lt. Col. Samuel House, acting public affairs director, said the command staff was suspicious and forbade me from taking it anywhere near the detention center zone, a decision I hope they’ll revisit in the future," Rosenberg wrote in the Miami Herald.

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