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Earlier this month, Facebook announced it would be using facial recognition to let users know every time a photo of them had been uploaded to the site.  Such a feature would be extremely useful to one man – public-relations professional Jonathan Hirshon, who has managed to stay anonymous online for the past 20 years.  He has more than 3,000 friends on Facebook and regularly updates his profile with personal information – where he is going on holiday, what he has cooked for dinner and the state of his health.  But what he has never shared on the social network, or anywhere else online, is a picture of himself.  It is, he said, his way of “screaming my privacy to the world”.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: January 3rd, 2018

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42265053

Discussion

1) What sorts of businesses could you provide around this sort of “anonymous online” idea?

2) Around your town over the next week, see if you can identify as many cameras taking your image as possible (for instance, Walmart has them at the self-check out stands).

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