"Lies are a fact of life. But technology may soon make them obsolete."

The end of lies

#Future

Thu, Jul 9th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

With everything watching you — from your smartphone, to Facebook, all the way to your smart thermostat — lying may be the next victim of the digital age. Reportedly, with more and more data being accumulated about what we do, what we say, what we search, and where we are at any given time, lies may soon become obsolete.

In Pennsylvania, police are prosecuting a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted earlier this year after data from her Fitbit didn't match up with her story, according Lancaster Online. According to an arrest affidavit, data collected by the device showed the woman "was awake and walking around at the time she claimed she was sleeping," the outlet reported. That, along with other evidence the police allege didn't line up, led investigators to believe the woman knowingly filed a false report.

But the full scope of how our increasingly networked and documented lives can catch deceptions can be hard to fathom.

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