Judge rules pacemaker data can be used against defendant – CNET

 Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.

Lung X-Ray showing Pacemaker

Can even your most personal devices be used against you?


Ross Compton’s house caught fire.

Authorities suspect Compton, 59, started the blaze deliberately. After what some might think was an unusually thorough investigation, prosecutors issued an indictment for aggravated arson and insurance fraud in January

In May, Compton’s lawyer moved to have the court suppress any evidence obtained in a search he deemed illegal. It so happened, you see, that authorities had obtained data from Compton’s pacemaker.