There are increasingly more initiatives to make humans passive participants within the Internet of Things (IoT) by implanting a wide variety of computers and computer chips within them. Science fiction stories have long spun tales about such devices being used to control the thinking and actions of the populations at large, and to track their moves. We are now seeing many of those tales come to reality. Now IoT devices of all kinds, those from healthcare providers & those direct to consumers, and others that have nothing to do with healthcare, can dramatically improve peoples’ lives. However, if the devices do not have security built in, and if rules for how the data is allowed to be used are not established, they will become a security and privacy nightmares in the IoT. In this episode we will discuss many examples and associated security and privacy issues about embedding devices that constantly track the individual’s activities; uberveillance. Our guest is an expert in this field.
Citation: Katina Michael, Rebecca Herold, March 9, 2018, "Uberveillance: Would You Embed Constant Surveillance In Your Body?", in R. Herold, Data Security and Privacy, Voice of America, USA: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/105508/uberveillancewould-you-embed-constant-surveillance-in-your-body