A Fake Toilet Company Raises Serious Questions about Data Tracking

At a recent conference in Toronto, a fake company called Quantified Toilets announced they had installed ‘smart toilets’ in the convention center that would analyze data such as the user’s gender, or drug/alcohol levels.

The company’s website fessed up to the ruse, declaring that “Quantified Toilets is indeed a fake company and all data reported were equally fake. It was ….designed to engender thought and discussion regarding the issues of surveillance, data, and privacy.”

Surveillance in public spaces is rising, and we can’t know what data is being collected, who can access it, or how it will be used.

Read more at NextGov.com

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