The Privacy Issue
The privacy issue focuses on a particular kind of freedom: secrecy. Whether citizen, corporation or career politician, privacy matters more than ever in a wired, networked, connected world. This month, we examine two applications of technology that test the limits of the issue.
In big cities, crime cameras and public surveillance systems are more prevalent than ever. Are they an anti-crime aid, or a Big Brother-sized violation of personal privacy?
Federal funds and private industry are driving the growth of electronic health records -- but the proliferation of data could lead to a boost in breaches of privacy.