Microsoft Research member Alex Taylor is skeptical of the current wave of paranoia surrounding privacy issues in the digital age. While he readily admits that certain of our more pervasive...

Microsoft Research member Alex Taylor is skeptical of the current wave of paranoia surrounding privacy issues in the digital age. While he readily admits that certain of our more pervasive fears may be founded in reality, the general discomfort around the widely proclaimed "Death of Privacy" seems in large part like a knee-jerk, and mostly ignorant, reaction to what is generally innovative and positive technology.

He sites the example of the Whereabouts Clock, which is currently being developed by Microsoft as a tool to help families keep tabs on one another so as to coordinate their days with the greatest possible effectiveness.

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