Noted writer and technology analyst Cory Doctorow just posted a new article on the Locus Online web site: “The Privacy Wars Are About to Get A Whole Lot Worse.”
In case you hadn’t guessed, we are talking about the Internet of Things. Despite plenty of warnings from privacy advocates, and numerous real-world examples of the consequences to privacy of poorly-designed devices, the current move toward ‘smart’, connected devices continues apace. And these devices won’t ask for your consent, they’ll just compromise your privacy by default.
Doctorow is worried about this, and so am I.