What a Toilet Hoax Can Tell Us About the Future of Surveillance

While the toilet itself was a joke, it helped raise awareness about public surveillance!

I wasn’t actually surprised to learn that public officials in Toronto had agreed to install “smart toilets” in the city’s convention center so they could analyze public, um, data. As a privacy researcher, the idea fascinated me.
Only problem: It wasn’t true.
But a fake toilet company’s publicity stunt has me thinking, which is what Quantified Toilets intended.
Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/04/what-a-toilet-hoax-can-tell-us-about-the-future-of-surveillance/361408/
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