Thursday, November 01, 2007

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Mugr: from facebook to mugshotbook

Classic Nicholas Carr commentary; see the full post for context

Mugr notes that "face recognition, particularly face recognition that can be carried out over the web or with a cameraphone, invites immediate questions of privacy." But the company has an immediate answer: "the technology that powers mugr.com is not so terribly different as that possessed by many governments and law enforcement agencies. As such, there is no reason that the public should not have the ability to do what it will with such technology. In the end, the technology at mugr.com is only frightening if its users make it so." Kind of like assault rifles, I guess.

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Mugr: from facebook to mugshotbook

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