All posts filed under: National Security Agency (NSA)

At CES, new data collection in gadgets raises interest, and eyebrows

LAS VEGAS — As the Consumer Electronics Association prepared Sunday to welcome the world’s largest gathering of technology leaders and enthusiasts, the nonprofit’s chief economist, Shawn DuBravac, laid out a scenario where Netflix could recommend movies based not just on your viewing history but on the number of guests you have over, the temperature in your house or your stress level.

How Will the NSA Info Gathering Affect Healthcare and Individuals’ Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Reporter written by Pierluigi Stella I live in Houston and have an EZ-tag in my car, so I can “zip” through the toll booths without stopping.  Should I be concerned that my driving speed is being recorded and, perhaps, some day shared with my insurance? Yes, federal law says that it can’t be done, but the Constitution also says the government can’t spy on us! (Read more)

Defending PRISM

PC Mag written by Fahmida Y. Rashid When Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the National Security Agency, exposed the surveillance program designed to let the federal government monitor online activity, he drew a line in the sand. On one side are the folks who are appalled at the intrusion and the other side are the folks who think it’s the price to pay for security. (Read more)