Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/26/09

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

On this Thanksgiving day, we turn our attention to what we have to be thankful for in our personal and family lives, and certainly electronic technology has created many things that make our lives easier, more comfortable, and allow us to do things that our parents could not even imagine a generation ago. Some of those things are great, some are not so great and today, we recall in this episode of the Electronic Cottage from back in February, 2001 – even before 9-11 – that technology, while it offers us some great new capabilities in our lives, also creates capabilities which aren’t so great if we happen to appreciate and believe in the U.S. Bill of Rights. One of those is biometric surveillance.