Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Privacy Rights Activists Worry about Potential Abuse of High-tech Devices Featured at CES Event

Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post, Jan. 10, 2012

From the article: "The thousands of devices debuting Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show here demonstrate how tech companies are poised to gather unprecedented insights into consumers’ lives — how much they eat, whether they exercise, when they are home and who they count as friends…. All that has some tech experts and lawmakers concerned that consumers, in their rush to snap up the latest gadgets, may be sacrificing privacy. Tech companies say they won’t use personal data without permission from consumers. But some analysts say there aren’t many checks on these firms." Read more

See Also
2012 International CES
Consumer Electronics Association