Friday, February 12, 2016

The whole POINT of the internet of things is so Big Brother can spy on you...

The government is already spying on us through spying on us through our computers, phones, cars, buses, streetlights, at airports and on the street, via mobile scanners and drones, through our credit cards and smart meters (update), television, doll, and in many other ways.

Spying in the U.S. is worse than under Nazi Germany, the Stasi, J. Edgar Hoover … or Orwell’s 1984.

Yesterday, U.S. Intelligence Boss James Clapper said that the government will spy on Americans through the internet of things (“IoT”):

In the future, intelligence services might use the [IoT] for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials.

Yves Smith has the definitive comment on Clapper’s statement:

Oh, come on. The whole point of the IoT is spying. The officialdom is just trying to persuade you that it really is a big consumer benefit to be able to tell your oven to start heating up before you get home.

Personally, I’m a tech geek, and love the latest gadgets and toys. But I don’t want my dishwasher or refrigerator sending messages to me … let alone the intelligence agencies. Despite all of the hype about IoT, I don’t know anyone who does. Full story...

Related posts:
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  2. Why would you spy on yourself for the government?
  3. Microsoft admits Windows 10 automatic spying cannot be stopped...
  4. Welcome to 'the Internet of Things'
  5. 10 reasons why nothing you do on the internet will ever be private again...
  6. 10 new ways Big Brother govt will be spying on you...

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