Mind-reading technology is everyone’s next big security nightmare

Brain computer interfaces (BCI) are already here in the form of external (non-invasive) and internal (invasive) systems. Putting aside the risks from invasive surgery, do you want your data ‘out there’?…:

[…] That said, once the data is collected by BCI and passed on to other software, it’s just as secure as any other set of information. In the wake of many, many data breaches it’s clear there are no guarantees that sensitive information is better protected than other kinds of data.

Finding out that your information has been accessed by a data breach is never pleasant, but that someone could have been browsing your thoughts patterns or emotional states? It doesn’t bear thinking about.

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