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IDG Contributor Network: Your child's privacy is eroding

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Dec 2, 2015.

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    Internet-connected gadgets, aka mobile apps and the "Internet of Things," are all the rage right now. Home thermostats let me turn up the heat from my smartphone, or monitor my household electricity consumption in near-real-time. Networked door locks make it possible to give a friend or a service provider access to the home without giving them a key. Smart TVs with built-in streaming media apps reduce the complexity of a home theater.

    There's a dark side though: Internet-connected means ... well ... Internet-connected. A device talking to a server on the Internet means a device talking to something I don't control, and thus means a degree of trust. The more sensitive the nature of that device, the more trust I must have in the provider.

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