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The camera sees you.

Article in Wall Street Journal, Selfies Proves a tool for IDs, tells of how a Russian start-up NTechlab offered photos of people showing them at a big electronic music festival. "they didn't have to bring a camera or even their phones."

Just send them a "selfie" and they'd find you at the concert!

Founder Alexander Kabakov says, "simply owning a smartphone means you can't opt out of surveillance. There is no private life."

Ntechlab beat Alphabet in 2015 identifying celebrities in one million photos at University of Washington's Megaface Challenge.

Readers have made some interesting comments online, suggesting we watch Tom Cruise in his movie Minority Report and/or we all need to start wearing a burqa!