Take, for example, ÂGirls Around Meâ: a Russian-made iPhone App that allowed anyone to scan the immediate vicinity for girls and women who checked in on Foursquare and had poorly secured Facebook profiles. It combined this information in a way never intended by the original poster. Going to a Disney theme park? Your creepy new ÂMagicBandâ will alert Minnie Mouse that youâre on the way and sheâll know your kidâs name when you approach her. Thinking about sending your DNA off to Ancestry.com for some Âgenetic genealogyâ? Perhaps you should think again: your genetic information could be used against you.
"This masterful weaving of the negatives and positives of technology makes for a book that is realistic about technologyâs perils yet optimistic about itâs great potential.âÂForeword Reviews
About: Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies,” writes cyber expert Keenan, and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy and the commoditization of intimacy.
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