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Privacy Battle: Today, your phone. Tomorrow, your brain.

The neural-computer interface already exists. Privacy law is not only not keeping ahead of the science, it's not even part of the public discussion. Photo courtesy DARPA
The neural-computer interface already exists. Privacy law is not only not keeping ahead of the science, it's not even part of the public discussion. Photo courtesy DARPA

The understandable, though misguided, tendency to put encryption front and center in the battle over data security

The neural-computer interface already exists. Privacy law is not only not keeping ahead of the science, it's not even part of the public discussion. Photo courtesy DARPA
The neural-computer interface already exists. Privacy law is not only not keeping ahead of the science, it’s not even part of the public discussion. Photo courtesy DARPA

Like so many privacy advocates, I cheered as Apple, Inc. unzipped and laid its set of big brass corporate disobedience on the table last week. Despite some convincing analysis both on Medium and over at Slate.com to the effect that an iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, a shooter in the 2015 San Bernardino massacre, probably contains no useful evidence, the Federal Bureau of Investigations insists that Apple create access for investigators to the phone’s contents. Keep Reading

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