Tech Privacy

The world we live in now is one where the notion of privacy has eroded. We are being tracked when we swipe the card, watch the television that is watching us back, when you are on the internet you are being fingerprinted and even when you are in the car it is quietly recording your location.

Trying to get straight answers has been, literally, a full-time job. I’ve digested the legal word salad of privacy policies, interrogated a hundred companies and even hacked into a car dashboard to grab my data back. There are lots of stories about online threats, but it feels different watching your personal information streaming out of devices you take for granted. This year I learned there is no such thing as “incognito.” Just stepping out for an errand, I discovered, lets my car record where I shop, what I listen to and even how much I weigh.

Geoffrey A. Fowler

I really love these illustrations by Matt Chinworth that accompanies this article about technology and privacy. The world we live in now is one where the notion of privacy has eroded. We are being tracked when we swipe the card, watch the television that is watching us back, when you are on the internet you are being fingerprinted and even when you are in the car it is quietly recording your location.