Internet of Things and surveillance


9 Responses to “Internet of Things and surveillance”

  1. crenquis says:

     Once all your things start talking about you, the next step is “Demon Seed”

  2. stryx says:

    A companion to the article on pando about the privacy risks of the quantified self practice

  3. Rhyolite says:

    This assumes there will never be a legal push back against corporate data sharing.  I would vote for a political movement to protect peoples data and privacy.  I suspect that others would as well.  There is an opportunity here.

    • fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

      I suspect that the pushback, should it materialize, will be of limited efficacy. It is, for instance, illegal to discriminate against old people in the job market, has been for years. The difficulty of proving that that is why you didn’t get a call back, well, have fun…

      • Rhyolite says:

        I disagree:  Tracking data transfers is much easier than proving discrimination and there are already useful precedents.

        Proving age discrimination is hard because it rarely leaves an evidence trail.  Decisions are subjective an only an idiot would commit a discriminatory decision to writing.

        On the other hand, selling someone’s browser and position data, by its nature, creates a transaction history that can be discovered.  Corporate entities will not risk it.

        Medical privacy laws already exist and, at least in my experience, most health care providers take them seriously.  I think there is considerable scope for extending peoples control over the use of their own data.

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