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Lifelogging: What it means for anonymity


Your smartphone knows where you live, Facebook knows what you like, and there’s a host of pictures and statuses you’re happy to post online. Yet, having your photo being taken anytime by anyone in public feels strange. Why is that? 

The always-on society is the future feared by those who prefer to keep our private lives... well, private.

Everyone likes to think they choose what is shared online but, if the niche trend of lifelogging catches on, there will be a lot more of us to see than anyone expected. The notion that you can record what you see and experience throws up an interesting consequence: if you are not in the viewpoint, other people are.

Click’s LJ Rich explains the growing phenomenon and the implications it has for us all.

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