Homeless hotspots plan causes controversy for BBH ad agency

An Austin, Texas company has created a mobile WiFi network by attaching transmitters to homeless people and having them wonder the town!! The "Homeless Hotspots" plan even has a map showing users where the mobile hotspots are. The public pay for access and the homeless managers of the hotspot get to keep some of the money.

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Is digital privacy possible? Nigel Shadbolt, Jeff Jonas, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer 24 Mar 2012

Sat, 24 Mar 12
Duration: 41 mins Digital shadows: when you search the internet or pay with a credit card, do you ever wonder who might be snooping over your shoulder, mining the data about you that leaks out? Increasingly, computers and algorithms don’t need human intervention while monitoring and piecing together the secrets of our lives from the scraps of information which we unwittingly leave behind in cyberspace. So does this mean that privacy has become obsolete? Joining Bridget Kendall are IBM Chief Scientist Jeff Jonas, Professor Nigel Shadbolt, UK government’s adviser on digital data, and ground-breaking electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

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