Emails are recorded; Company wants to record living room conversations
It turns out that Verizon really can hear you now. Well, at least they want to.
The phone and cable giant has filed a patent for technology that can record conversations in your living room and send you commercials based on those conversations.
If that doesn't scare you enough, consider what National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney had to say in a recent interview.
“The FBI has access to the emails of virtually everybody in the country,” Binney recently said.
And he says that everybody is being watched.
“All the Congressional members are under surveillance, too. No one’s excluded,” Binney explained.
ACLU attorney Catherine Crump told KTRH that this has become a big problem and a big topic of debate in Washington. She says you need to be protected from big brother.
“We do need more privacy, especially for our email. Our email is deeply personal and sensitive,” Crump said.
So it does seem like our every move is being recorded. Some Houstonians are outraged by all of this.
“That’s a complete violation of my privacy. It almost makes me feel like I have to go and sit in my car with the radio turned up just to have a conversation that’s not being recorded,” One Houstonian told KTRH.
And that same person said he takes precautions to make sure his emails aren’t watched, either.
“I always had a suspicion that my emails are being read by a third party. So I always limit what I say. I don’t get too much into detail,” he said.”
A bill to protect email privacy cleared a key U.S. Senate committee last week, boosting the efforts of privacy advocates.