Leave my iPhone alone: why our smartphones are extensions of ourselves | Technology | The Guardian

This is good… An article full of McLuhanisms – and it even references Heidegger. What fun!

Our phones provide connection, communication and knowledge – and have become part of our identities. No wonder privacy violations bother us so much

Source: Leave my iPhone alone: why our smartphones are extensions of ourselves | Technology | The Guardian

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3 thoughts on “Leave my iPhone alone: why our smartphones are extensions of ourselves | Technology | The Guardian

  1. I find it ironic that people are worried about their privacy and personal information being leaked because phones have become a part of our identity, but will share a lot of aspects of their personal lives via social media through their phones. I guess it’s okay to have your personal information out there when you are filtering what you are showing people.

  2. Exactly. It´s the filtering that matters. Just as we would be less than thrilled to have a surveillance camera in our houses, on one hand, we are happy to shared pictures of all our activities in various accounts all over the web, showing our homes, gardens, meals, you name it… What is scary is when you lose control of the narrative.

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