Our liberties are being eroded as well as our privacy. Our children are conditioned to being monitored by everyone at all times. We are now living in a world that is more rigidly monitored than any Orwellian dystopia. AT&T’s Digital Life further erodes our privacy.
I wrote in a previous blog post about AT&T’s Digital Life, and it’s potential privacy concerns. It is a hardware and software platform that allows complete digital control of your house, from security to appliances. You’ll be able to unlock your doors with your telephone (for whatever reason you’d want to do that…) and be alerted by text or email if any alarms are triggered.
The sad fact is, that this service, called “Digital Life” should be named “Digital Insecurity”. Would you like someone to hack into the Cisco/AT&T framework and unlock your doors, or turn your utilities off? Or would you like to be monitored by hackers, or the NSA? AT&T has not been known to have scruples as far as your privacy is concerned, and this “offering” is worse than just spying on telephone calls routed through their network.