Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Nowhere To Hide

Privacy increasingly is turning into a lost cause. How much control does anyone have over being photographed without knowledge or consent by a cellphone camera and then have that picture posted on the internet ? If that were not invasive enough there is now the facial recognition plus meta tags to recognize a face among million others and tag it to a name.

While more and more people have unlisted phone numbers or VoIP phones with area codes of places far from their physical location, they still don't have the anonymity they seek. A fully spelt out name could be their undoing on
Zabasearch and for a little money their car tags could throw up a whole lot of information. You can run but you cannot hide. A sense of being stalked in cyberspace is getting to be a feeling that even ordinary people can relate to.

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