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The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You
July 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2019
Class meets six Tuesdays, July 2-August 6, 10-11:15 a.m. A police officer places a GPS device on a suspected drug dealer’s car to trace his whereabouts and build a case against him. A popular retail store uses predictive analytics to send pregnancy-related advertising to a teenager who has yet to tell her parents about her condition. A Kentucky man shoots down a neighbor’s drone that is flying over his private property. The news is full of stories like these, in which new technologies lead to dilemmas that could not have been imagined just a few decades ago. The 21st century has seen remarkable technological advances, with many wonderful benefits. But with these advances come new questions about privacy, security, civil liberties, and more.
Facilitator: Mr. William Robertson, retired senior scientist at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pennsylvania