As reported by the media, Richard Ledgett, one of the agency’s directors, during a conference last week, suggested that the NSA is interested in a new method of surveillance by citizens using medical equipment. These include devices such as cardiac pacemakers and other implants with wireless connectivity for remote monitoring of patient health.
The world’s largest spy agency is looking for ways to obtain information from any device connected to the Internet, but this does not necessarily mean medical equipment but many other devices. And it’s not just a loose idea, as similar plans were made in February, says James Clapper, director of intelligence at The Guardian. He would like to use the Internet stuff, to identify, monitor, monitor, track, or access the network. Or user credentials.