What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything? | TechCrunch

What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything?; ; In TechCrunch; 2015-01-25.

Original Sources

Harvard professors warn ‘privacy is dead’ and predict mosquito-sized robots that steal samples of your DNA; Afp, Mark Prigg; In The Daily Mail; 2014-01-22.

  • Researchers told Davos that privacy is already non existent
  • Say technology will allow governemtns and insurance firms to steal DNA
  • Also claims the same technology could help eradicate disease


  • Margo Seltzer, professor, Harvard.
    • <paraphrased>privacy is effectively dead</paraphrased>
    • <quote>Privacy as we knew it in the past is no longer feasible… How we conventionally think of privacy is dead.</quote>
  • Joseph Nye, professor, Harvard.
  • Sophia Roosth, (postdoc?) Harvard.
  • Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics
  • Anthony Goldbloom, self.


  • World Economic Forum, Davos.
  • Eric Schmidt, Google
  • Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commissino (FTC)
    • Quoted at CES.
  • Deep Mind, bought by Google