Our Smart Technologies Will Increasingly Report Us To Law Enforcement

Much has been made about how smart technologies from our smart homes to our smart watches to our smart cars to our smart cities will revolutionize how society functions. The cyber vulnerabilities of those technologies have received growing attention, but far less has been discussed about the myriad ways in which law enforcement is increasingly turning to such technologies to turn the devices we pay for into surveillance tools of the government.

When we think of technology surveilling us today, we typically talk about social media and other Web platforms tracking us as we go about our digital lives. Yet the increasingly long reach of the digital world into the physical one means we can simply no longer escape surveillance and profiling.