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Autographer is not a very good camera (yet), privacy and why we play with gadgets. |
"People say we’re sleep walking into a surveillance state, but only if we let it happen and only if the surveillance isn’t owned by us.

There will become a point where an argument will be made that people can only take photos of police doing their job if they are a licensed photo journalist. Then there’ll be special photo journalist areas at demonstrations and protests where approved photographers can take photos without risk.

And special times and measure, when in the interests of safety those licenses can be revoked as using “realtime streaming of media” gets classified as helping the “enemy”.

Which is why I’m nervous around the narrative being written about Google Glass and wearable tech. There’s an opportunity for the number of cameras in public being used and owned by the public to outnumber the amount of CCTV cameras installed by the private sector, and authority has never liked a situation where we can watch them more than they can watch us.

It seems a bit stupid and/or sensationalist to maybe say the Autographer is where the battle lines are starting to be drawn in wearable camera tech, but as first to market its certainly something to keep an eye on.

And better to keep an actual eye on it, because honestly the photos will probably be too blurred."
revdancatt  privacy  photography  future  cctv  surveillance  sousveillance  2013  lifelogging  autographer  cameras  memoto 
august 2013 by robertogreco

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