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It comes to mind

Anyone recently read The Circle by Dave Eggers and uncomfortably thinking about the transparent people?

For those who haven't read the book and not planning to (it is a good one), the transparent people are people coerced by pier pressure and the pressure of a massive fictional tech company, the titular Circle, to wear a camera that livestreams everything they see and do and keep it enabled at all times. As the company does this, they manage to use some benefits of the system (E.G. politicians not being able to engage in blatant corruption when on camera) to make it essentially mandatory for anyone important to wear one, which they then use to impose other types of surveillance on the world at large.

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