A bar popular with a high-tech crowd in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood has banned patrons from wearing Google Glass, the local CBS station in the city reports.
A sign posted at the Willows at Folsom and 12th streets features a picture of the wearable computer with the familiar red circle and a slash over it, along with a message saying customers "have expressed concerns with being recorded while enjoying themselves."
The device, which combines many of the functions of a smartphone, has aroused fears of privacy intrusions. It has also become a target of critics who say it symbolizes the tech elite's negative effects on working-class neighborhoods, KPIX-TV Channel 5 says.
The prohibition follows a claim by a social media consultant that she was attacked at the Lower Haight bar Molotov's for wearing Glass. Others disputed the consultant's account, which set off a social media backlash, and she has since attempted to leverage the incident for a Google-sponsored trip to the South by Southwest festival.
Ryan also told Business Insider the Google Glass ban applies to The Willows' sister restaurant in the Mission District, the Sycamore.