NEW YORK (PIX11) –
JAY DOW INTERVIEWS RAJ GOEL
Once upon a time, when it came to hi-tech phone surveillance, the NSA used to be the only game in town.
And while some of the capabilities exposed by former contractor Edward Snowden are indeed mind-blowing, these days anyone – from your best friend, to your worst enemy — now has the ability to listen into your most intimate conversations, and it’s only a few smartphone clicks away.
One of the newest apps that puts that kind of once formidable processing power – in the palm of your hands is called Crowd Pilot.
“It’s a loaded gun that there giving to people without a lot of controls on it,” says tech expert Raj Goel. “Ultimately, the question of privacy in our daily lives will need to be addressed by the user – not the technology.”
“The age of personal surveillance is here. What the Stasi and the CIA could only dream of in the 50s and 60s now we can do with a two hundred dollar smartphone. And the real challenge for us as parent and grown ups in society is going to be, “are our laws up to date? Are we teaching our kids, and our business partners, and our spouses, girlfriends, and boyfriends proper behavior?” said Goel.