Thankfully, Facebook is in talks with groups to figure out how to handle the illegal gun sales that it enables via FB gun fan groups and FB chats between buyers and sellers. Hell, Craigslist et al. figured it out. Hiding behind the pathetically thin excuse of "we're not an e-commerce platform" hasn't stopped other sites from fixing this.
With all the brains on Google's payroll, I would hope the company's also working on ways to ensure that Glass users are held accountable if they run over your grandmother while you're eyeballing your email.
You can teach them about privacy controls, and you can teach them about phishing, but there's no security company that can teach kids how to be graceful or circumspect in their postings. That's up to parents, teachers and peers.
If you don't know what two-factor authentication is or how to use it, please do learn yourself up. I put a link to an overview of 2FA in this piece. I mention it because both Naoki Hiroshima, whose @N handle was pried out of his grasp, and Matt Honan, the reporter who suffered a similar fate, have noted that 2FA is one of the best ways to avoid this sort of fate.
2FA is an improvement, but it is important to note that 2FA is no stronger against social engineering attacks than a password, and no stronger than a password when an authentication system has a reset mechanism that can override it.
Hurray, Naked Security! I love that Paul Ducklin, in this writeup of the award, pointed to readers as making it happen—not just for voting for us, but also for telling us what matters, what they want to read about and why. Thanks to all our readers for the honor, and for the encouragement and help. :-)
This woman says she hopes Glass helps with this type of situation (by being able to prosecute the people who ripped off her gadget, I assume—she got video of the grab). She's got it backwards: the incident itself was provoked by inappropriate Glass usage. She has no right to film people without their consent and no inherent right to wear these in a public place. That doesn't make it OK to assault her, but she's guilty of a serious violation of others' privacy—a conclusion you too might come to after seeing the footage, which shows people waving their hands, presumably to ward off being videotaped.