Our connected devices: the greatest privacy threat of all?
Smart-television maker Vizio agreed to pay a penalty this month for spying on 11 million customers. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the company captured second-by-second information on what customers viewed, combined it with their gender, age and income, and sold it to third parties. How much was the fine for Vizio, which has sales in excess of $3 billion? It was $2.2 million — barely a slap on the wrist. These kinds of privacy breaches are increasingly common as
Is the Self-Driving Car the New Big Brother?
If Data and Privacy issues related to Autonomous Cars are not handled properly, they could kill the business. An interesting article first published in Open Mind: The starting gun has already fired in the race for the development of the autonomous car. Running full speed down the track are the big technology companies (Google, Uber or Apple) and the automobile companies (Tesla, Mercedes or General Motors). No firm wants to be left behind. Experts have announced that by 2020 t
Surveillance: Your Cubicle Has Ears—and Eyes, and a Brain
Sensors and AI can keep tabs on employees better than any boss. Employers have long wanted to know how their workers spend their time. New office surveillance technology is now making the task far easier. Bloomberg reports that an increasing number of companies are outfitting offices with sensors to keep track of employees. These sensors are hidden in lights, on walls, under desks—anywhere that allows them to measure things like where people are and how much they are talking
CIA Plus Meetup tackles IoT privacy and security
IOT (Internet of Things), and privacy and security implications.