“This is a huge deal,” said Bruce Schneier, a security technologist and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Security. “You are dealing with this immense power. When someone searches for you, it shows up. How do we deal with that?”He added, “The issue isn’t whether people are deadbeats and should pay. The issue is whether the punishment fits the crime.” For instance, a potential employer could search for one of those cable customers singled out by the cable company, and decide not to hire the candidate because of the posting. “Now you’ll lose your career and your life because you didn’t pay your cable bill,” Schneier said.