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Woman attacked for wearing Google Glass

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A woman in San Francisco was attacked for wearing Google Glass in a bar.

The assault took place last weekend at a San Francisco 'dive' bar called Molotov's.

Tech writer Sarah Slocum was showing her friend how to use the device in the bar when three other patrons took offence to her using it.

She was approached by two women and a man who reportedly started an altercation and pulled the glasses from her face. While she managed to get back her Google Glass, both her phone and purse were stolen.

According to reports, Slocum was recording scenes inside the bar, which the assailants protested against. They also said Slocum and her tech-type friends were "destroying the city".

Slocum took to her Facebook page later on to discuss the attack. She also uploaded a video of what happened (all recorded on her Google Glass, natch).

However, according to witnesses the main reason why people were upset was because Slocum was recording people without their permission.

The tech industry in the area has face a backlash in recent months, as many residents feel that the influx of high-paid tech workers have migrated to the lower/working class areas and have driven up living costs, while destroying local diversity.

Google Glass was launched late last year and is essentially a computer you wear on your head. The device displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that gives you access to the Internet. It also responds via voice commands.

(Image: Rex Features, Twitter)

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