Priveillance

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Defintion

Priveillance is a term developed by wearable computing pioneer Steve Mann to describe a society in which everyone has a means of recording everyone.[1] Priveillance comes from the French word veillance, which means to watch. "If you and I were to meet in a coffee shop and you had an audio recorder in your pocket, what’s the difference than if you had a photographic memory and could remember the entire conversation? But, if there were a third party that were eavesdropping on us, that would be more of a violation." [2]

References

  1. http://eyetap.blogspot.com/2012/07/la-verrete-la-verre-de-la-verite-de-la.html
  2. Steve Mann. One on One. NYTimes interview with Nick Bilton. 8 Aug 2012. Accessed 22 Aug 2012. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/one-on-one-steve-mann-wearable-computing-pioneer/