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Ian Forrester

The House That Spied on Me - 0 views

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    "In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a "smart home." I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as I could to the internet: an Amazon Echo, my lights, my coffee maker, my baby monitor, my kid's toys, my vacuum, my TV, my toothbrush, a photo frame, a sex toy, and even my bed."
Ian Forrester

The giant Piccadilly billboard is going to track cars to target ads | WIRED UK - 0 views

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    Coca-Cola, Hyundai, Samsung and L'Oréal have all signed up to the new screen, which can recognise vehicle make, model and colour to target adverts
Ian Forrester

Roombas have been busy mapping our homes, and now that data could be up for sale - The ... - 0 views

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    "Over the past couple of years, Roombas haven't just been picking up dust and chauffeuring cats around, they've also been mapping the layout of your home. Now, Colin Angle, the chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot, has said he wants to sell the data from these maps in order to improve the future of smart home technology."
Ian Forrester

Vibrator Maker To Pay Millions Over Claims It Secretly Tracked Use : The Two-Way : NPR - 0 views

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    The makers of the We-Vibe, a line of vibrators that can be paired with an app for remote-controlled use, have reached a $3.75 million class action settlement with users following allegations that the company was collecting data on when and how the sex toy was used. Standard Innovations, the Canadian manufacturer of the We-Vibe, does not admit any wrongdoing in the settlement finalized Monday.
Ian Forrester

Bose headphones have been spying on customers, lawsuit claims - The Washington Post - 0 views

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    At least that's the claim of a proposed class-action lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Illinois that accuses the high-end audio equipment maker of spying on its users and selling information about their listening habits without permission.
Ian Forrester

mjg59 | A quick look at the Ikea Trådfri lighting platform - 0 views

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    Ikea recently launched their Trådfri smart lighting platform in the US. The idea of Ikea plus internet security together at last seems like a pretty terrible one, but having taken a look it's surprisingly competent. Hardware-wise, the device is pretty minimal
Ian Forrester

openPDS/SafeAnswers - The privacy-preserving Personal Data Store - 0 views

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    openPDS/SafeAnswers allows users to collect, store, and give fine-grained access to their data all while protecting their privacy.
Ian Forrester

Is your connected car spying on you? - BBC News - 0 views

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    Modern cars are morphing into mobile data centres - connected, clever and packed full of sensors. But are they also becoming spies in our drives?
Ian Forrester

Who owns a connected car's data? - 0 views

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    With momentum behind the connected car gathering across the globe, we're looking at one of the most discussed topics : the data generated by connected cars, and more specifically who owns it.
Ian Forrester

Amazon Echos activated by TV comment - BBC News - 0 views

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    An on-air comment by a US TV presenter activated Amazon Echo gadgets in viewers' homes across San Diego.
Ian Forrester

Police Request Amazon Echo Recordings For Homicide Investigation - Slashdot - 0 views

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    "Amazon objects to over-broad or otherwise inappropriate demands as a matter of course," the company said in a statement. Even without Amazon's help, police may be able to crack into the Echo, according to the warrant"
Ian Forrester

The coming automatic, freaky, contextual world and why we're writing a book about it - ... - 0 views

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    A new world is coming. It's scary. Freaky. Over the freaky line, if you will. But it is coming. Investors like Ron Conway and Marc Andreessen are investing in it. Companies from Google to startups you've never heard of, like Wovyn or Highlight, are building it. With more than a couple of new ones already on the way that you'll hear about over the next six months.
Ian Forrester

Record-breaking DDoS reportedly delivered by >145k hacked cameras | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    Last week, security news site KrebsOnSecurity went dark for more than 24 hours following what was believed to be a record 620 gigabit-per-second denial of service attack brought on by an ensemble of routers, security cameras, or other so-called Internet of Things devices. Now, there's word of a similar attack on a French Web host that peaked at a staggering 1.1 terabits per second, more than 60 percent bigger.
Ian Forrester

BBC - Autos - How connected car tech is eroding personal privacy - 0 views

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    Your car is watching you - tracking your driving style, your whereabouts and even your favourite songs. Can it be trusted?
Ian Forrester

Connected Toys Are Raising Complicated New Privacy Questions - 0 views

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    "Toys and other devices are collecting loads of data from children. What could go wrong?"
Ian Forrester

Dropbox's Infinite feature needs deeper access to your computer - 0 views

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    "Dropbox is "proposing to copy the keys to your house, move in and live with you.""
Ian Forrester

CDT and Fitbit Report on Best Privacy Practices for R&D in the Wearables Industry | Cen... - 1 views

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    Wearable sensor technology has the potential to transform health care and our understanding of our own bodies and habits. The investigation and testing of these sensors in the commercial sector offer an unprecedented opportunity to leverage biometric data, both to improve individual health through the development of better products and to advance the public good through research. However, research with wearable sensor data must be done in a manner that is respectful of ethical considerations and consumer privacy
Ian Forrester

Databox Project - EPSRC Project on Privacy-Aware Personal Data Platform - 0 views

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    Databox project is a new £1.5M EPSRC project led by Dr. Hamed Haddadi (QMUL) in collaboration with Dr. Richard Mortier (University of Cambridge) and Professors Derek McAuley, Tom Rodden, and Andy Crabtree (University of Nottingham) who will explore the development of the Databox as means of enhancing accountability and giving individuals control over the use of their personal data.
Ian Forrester

Are your devices always listening to you? Psychtech podcast - 0 views

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    Episode 55: This week we discuss why some people believe that their devices are always watching or listening to them. Oh, and whether or not it's true. Companies are finding more creative ways to target ads and content and consumers are consenting every day. But what are they consenting to?
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