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What Happened to Privacy?

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No longer do you have to consciously tell your online social network what you like or what you’re up to, because new “augmented reality” devices are automatically collecting audio, video and locational data, and using image analysis to automatically work out what you’re doing, when, where and with whom.

By Stephen Wilson

What we search, browse, like, friend, tag, tweet and buy enables Big Data to automatically work out what we’re doing, when, where and with whom. Is privacy already dead, and should we care?

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