By Gary T. Marx, University of Chicago Press, 2016. Reviewed by Donna L. Halper It goes without saying that we… Read More
I sat staring at the computer on February 6th, 2006, thinking about the press release I was about to send… Read More
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine contributor Alexander Hayes interviewed Glass Explorer Cecilia Abadie on January 21, 2013. The complete Google… Read More
Governments and corporations gather, store, and analyze the tremendous amount of data we chuff out as we move through our… Read More
The Australian trucking industry uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) as its main tracking system. A satellite dish connects the… Read More
Figure 1. Privacy concerns arise for individuals when there is a high expectation of control over information pertaining to them… Read More
Members of the “Internet Governance, Security, Privacy and the Ethical Dimension of ICTs in 2030” Panel at the 2016 WSIS… Read More
A rugged male Metro Toronto police officer stares down a female protester outside the Toronto G-20 meetings in 2010. She… Read More
“Security” is a Latin word which means “without care,” from the Latin prefix “Se” (meaning “without”) and “curity” meaning “care.”… Read More
A secure crib and a baby monitor are on the “must-have” safety checklist for many new parents. But when you… Read More
George Orwell once observed that “the ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will tend… Read More
Anecdotally, most people know that the video technology they use in everyday life is changing at an alarmingly fast pace…. Read More
Civil commitment (i.e., civil involuntary hospitalization and treatment) is sometimes necessary to treat some psychiatric patients, especially those believed… Read More
In June 2013, Edward Snowden burst onto the world media scene. He had worked as a contractor for the U.S…. Read More
VIZIO is reportedly paying fines for using TVs to track user’s viewing patterns in significant detail as well as associating… Read More
“Alexa, tell me, in your own words, what happened on the night in question.” Actually the request is more like,… Read More
Guest Blog entry by Cassie Phillips With the recent, record-breaking distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks carried out with hijacked Internet-of-Things… Read More
The powers of big data, AI/analytics, and subtle data collection are now converging to a future only hinted at in Orwell’s 1984.
With Siri and Alexa, you are being asked to “bug your house” with a device that listens to every noise in the house.
Should children have toys that can combine speech recognition with a Wi-Fi connection to capture and respond to them, and that potentially are able to record their conversations as well as feed them “messages”? Welcome to the world of Hello Barbie.