Ramifications of being obsessed with new technology over privacy, security

The CES gadget show includes surveillance technology - like face scanners, smart homes and smart cities, doorbell cameras , dashboard cameras and fitness trackers that make life fun and convenient, but could also be powerful spying tools.

Much of what’s on display at the CES gadget show could be used for good or bad.

Big Brother guised as home voice assistants and apps are tracking our every move.

Houston cybersecurity attorney Shawn Tuma said all the information people are making available now is being stored, collected or aggregated somewhere.

"And at some point, someone bad is going to get a hold of it. And, we're seeing it. We see it happen daily, it's just in small bites so that it's not creating hysteria," said Tuma.

He said for several decades now, as a society, people have embraced technology and enjoyed the benefits, without accepting the responsibility.

"We love the convenience and we love the thrill and the fun and the ability to share everything and maybe get a couple of likes or go viral," said Tuma.

He said all the information people are making available now, the security and privacy will be lost and made public vulnerable to hackers, law enforcement, disgruntled spouse or employee, or even a totalitarian government.

"And we're giving away every bit of privacy that we've feared about for all these years voluntarily," said Tuma.

He said it's not being forced upon us, it's being fed to us and they can't keep up with the public's appetite and desire to have it.

Tuma said dystopian sci-fi movies a few decades ago predicted our biggest fear of being watched and recorded—is now a reality, but no one minds.

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