Your Thermostat is Spying On You. (And your light bulbs, fridge, etc.)

As if smart phones weren’t enough… US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you | Technology | The Guardian

“In the future, intelligence services might use the [internet of things] for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials,” [James Clapper, the US director of national intelligence,] said.

Because your security is not important to corporations. And maybe not even to you.

In Orwell’s 1984 the televisions spied on the population. Now it is going to be everything in the house.

For a video describing this, and a few other security issues, see this week’s Threat Wire.

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