For Slate I reported on a Senate hearing on the Internet of things and explored the political dangers of pervasive health tracking:
At the Senate hearing on the Internet of Things earlier this month,innovation wasn’t just a hand-me-down buzzword from the Valley. It was an ideology. Sen. Cory Booker spoke of the nascent industry of connected devices as an evangelical preaches miracles. Concerns over destructive malware, colossal data breaches, and the brazen unraveling of privacy were given voice, but they were drowned out by the gospel of market efficiency. The path to riches may be paved by ubiquitous data capture, but policymakers are failing to see its ultimate costs.