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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Age of Context: Sensors, Data and Privacy

Starting to read, very good so far, more coverage later.

Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy Paperback
by Robert Scoble  and Shel Israel:

 " ... They report what they have learned from interviewing more than a hundred pioneers of the new technology and by examining hundreds of contextual products. What does it all mean? How will it change society in the future? The authors are unabashed tech enthusiasts, but as they write, an elephant sits in the living room of our book and it is called privacy. We are entering a time when our technology serves us best because it watches us; collecting data on what we do, who we speak with, what we look at. There is no doubt about it: Big Data is watching you. The time to lament the loss of privacy is over. The authors argue that the time is right to demand options that enable people to reclaim some portions of that privacy. ... "

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