Yeah, because downloading an app for a device you already have is the same as buying a spy cam on amazon.
The issue isn’t that glass allows unprecedented levels of surveillance, it is that glass has a chance of being a reasonably widespread device that will allow for easier, potentially trivially easy, relatively covert recording of people.
God, did you stop for even one second to consider that just maybe people are taking Google’s poor history of controlling/locking down their devices into account? FFS, there’s already an app that lets you take a picture with a wink.
Now, maybe they meaningfully secure the release version, maybe they dont; either way, please don’t pretend like these concerns are totally unwarranted.
There’s a reason for the distinction, unless you think that the Playbook was a huge success.
Granted, in this case it is probably (and unfortunately) safe to assume that most of these devices will actually find their way into the hands of consumers, but it isn’t like shipped vs sold is a ridiculous debate.