Opinion: Privacy? Dead? It Could Be Worse
PRIVACYMay 25, 2011
Though some claim that privacy has been dead for years now, "it could be worse, and probably will be," writes Kashmir Hill for Forbes. Video surveillance using facial recognition is expected to increase--as is the use of RFID chips, which will be embedded in everything from cars and keys to sunglasses and prescription bottles, Hill says. One Hawaii hotel is already using the chips to track hotel property like pool towels. Driver surveillance is also expected to increase, with red light cameras and speed-monitoring devices already employed in 23 states. According to the report, DNA databases are quickly growing, as well, despite a lack of government regulations on the data.