It’s certainly not Apple I am worried about.
In college, my friend drove and had a class at 8 am in a large lecture hall. I started at 9. So I audited all her early classes with a Criminal Justice professor Dr. Johnson. That brilliant man talked incessantly about Big Brother, computers and the right to privacy. Many students thought he was a wee bit whacky but he went into great detail and made quite an impression on me.
Well, we use to have a right to privacy (although it’s not explicit in the US Constitution). For all practical intents and purposes, now it barely exists, it has been whittled away. It’s likely gone or close to it. And it’s likely never coming back.
Kids growing up today won’t even truly know what it means, having had never experienced it.
We were probably already knee deep when it came to light that there should be no expectation of privacy for even emails– private communication, unless you address it otherwise. Why not?
These ignorant people are not only signing their rights away, they are impinging on the rights of others by doing so.
Pedophiles can and will access the data. Of course, there are stalkers. Cops that have little idea that accessing this data is a violation of those privacy rights. They are going to do what they can get away with and justify it after the fact. This probably opens up an entire new realm of criminals. Join a neighborhood group and map out the area for the burglars.
Homes are supposed to be havens? of privacy– that’s why the cops need warrants– allegedly.
So we each get a little bubble and we can call our own but not if you venture over to a neighbor’s house. And ring the doorbell. Big Brother Ring answers first. 0h and you invited Alex into your living room or bedroom!
I read a book by Dream Koontz about ten years ago. He wrote about satellites being able to peek right into your home’s window. Based on Google Maps, I certainly believe it.
Just who is even trying to protect our right to privacy? So we have a Senator upset. The ACLU, I’d surmise. Edward Snowden. Apple.
I hope someone hauls them into Court on a class action suit. When it starts sounding like we are living in Communist China, something needs to be done to slow it down SOON!
If you get a chance, watch that Frontline episode I mentioned on AI.