POSTED BY Jessica Gray
Imagine you are in the living room watching TV with a couple friends, David and Anna. David notices you are wearing a new sweater and compliments you on its design. You smirk and tell him you got it at Macy’s. David then gets up to go use the bathroom and while he is gone, you turn to Anna and say, “I didn’t pay a dime for this sweater. I stole it from Macy’s and felt like such a rebel!” You and Anna both share a laugh before David returns to the living room. David may never know about your shop lifting confession to Anna, but does anyone else know what you said? No one was in the house besides you, David, and Anna, but is it possible there was someone or something in the living room that overheard your conversation? Sure, you were talking in front of the TV, but did you know that TV could be capturing your conversation and transmitting it to an unknown third party? In today’s world of technology, it is very possible. In fact, it is already happening.
About Me: Jessica is a Staff Member of the Journal of High Technology Law. She is currently a 2L at Suffolk Law and graduated from Wheaton College (MA) with a B.A. in sociology.