Liz McIntyre: How Microchip Implants and Google Threaten Our Privacy #057
Privacy consultant Liz McIntyre discusses the new trend of biometric human microchip implants by corporations and governments provided to their employees as well as citizens who volunteer for implants. She explains the threats posed by implants as well as the current surveillance malpractices by tech-giants such as Google.
About Liz McIntyre
Liz McIntyre is a consumer privacy expert and co-author of a series of books about the societal implications of microchip tracking technology, including Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track your Every Purchase and Watch Your Every Move. This explosive book reveals how organizations like Procter & Gamble, Wal-Mart, Gillette, and even the U.S. Government are deploying tiny computer chips that can keep close tabs on everyday objects—and even people.
McIntyre is the former Communications Director for CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering) and the master strategist for many of the organization’s most successful media campaigns. Her eye-catching headlines and compelling stories have helped to make the technical topic of radio frequency identification interesting and accessible to the general public. New York Times reporter Barnaby Feder once commented on McIntyre’s writing, saying, “I don’t usually see such entertaining metaphors outside of the baseball blogs…where I go for escape reading.”
McIntyre now steps in from time to time to offer strategic advice and help create platform documents like the Position Paper on the Use of RFID in Schools.
McIntyre has logged hundreds of hours as a guest expert because of her proven ability to captivate audiences and generate listener calls. She has shared her views on shows like Forbes, Allan Handelman, Thom Hartmann, Greg Allen, CBC Radio, Coast to Coast, BBC Radio, WBAI’s “Law and Disorder,” and Kiss FM’s “Open Line.”
*Podcast intro music is from the song “The Queens Jig” by “Musicke & Mirth” from their album “Music for Two Lyra Viols”: http://musicke-mirth.de/en/recordings.html (available on iTunes or Amazon)