by Reinier de Graaf
Opinion: “smart” technology promises to make our lives easier by learning what we like and giving us more of it, says Reinier de Graaf. But who will really be in control when the machines know everything about us?
The US recently rolled out a law from 1789 in an attempt to get Apple to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter. There was a logical argument for applying the centuries-old All Writs Act in this case – Syed Rizwan Farook may be tied to international terrorism and unlocking his phone could uncover similar plots.
However, there is a flip side. As our environment becomes ever more connected to the internet, and the Internet of Things infiltrates our domestic sphere (and perhaps soon our bodies), we are seeing a fundamental shift in the control of our data as our few remaining privacy barriers crumble.
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