Newsweek: What's the NSA Going to Do With Your Data?Submitted by cobaltz on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 15:29
By Kevin Maney / November 08 2013 10:05 AM
We are all Angela Merkel.
Today, the National Security Agency can tap the German chancellor's phone, monitor her electronic activity and use computer analysis to attempt to figure out whether she's plotting to undermine American monetary policy at the next EU Summit or just planning to go home to make Mettwurst and cabbage.
Soon, Walmart or Amazon, or another large entity is going to be able to vacuum up large volumes of data about you, spin it through predictive analytics, and know with great certainty that because you just bought Pop-Tarts, light bulbs, and paper towels you are about to have a baby - before you know. They'll send you an offer for Pampers before the dot on the pregnancy test turns blue.