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Forget Big Brother: We're Recording Ourselves

PERSONAL PRIVACY

April 22, 2010

Is it possible to over examine your life? That's one of the questions Jonathan Liu asks in his Wired report on the phenomenon of recording our online--and offline--lives. From social networking entries to blogs to data applications, "there's a lot of data that's constantly being collected and recorded automatically," Liu writes, adding it is getting "progressively easier and cheaper to do." Currently, he notes, there are ways to record your daily life through video glasses or miniature camcorders small enough to be worn everywhere you go. "Who needs Big Brother when we do all the surveillance ourselves?" he asks.
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