The next generation of wearables will be a privacy minefield

But if you’re among those who believe Facebook already knows too much about our lives, you’re probably more than slightly disturbed by the idea of Facebook having a semi-permanent presence on your actual face

Facebook says that researchers who wear the Project Aria glasses will be easily identifiable and undergo special training.

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Facebook, to its credit, is aware of this. The company published a lengthy blog post on all the ways it’s taking privacy into consideration. For example, it says workers who wear the glasses will be easily identifiable and will be trained in “appropriate use.” The company will also encrypt data and blur faces and license plates. It promises the data it collects “will not be used to inform the ads people see across Facebook’s apps,” and only approved researchers will be able to access it. 

But none of that addresses how Facebook intends to use this data or what type of “research” it will be used for. Yes, it will further the social network’s

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