The Data Vampires Are Coming!

Bring out the garlic, stakes and sacred bullets! The Data Vampires are coming! Sound alarmist? Maybe, but Google’s Nest family of Internet of Things devices and Amazon’s Echo are in the vanguard of devices which will stealthily suck data from your home into corporate Big Data clouds. Countless startups and established home automation makers are … Continue reading The Data Vampires Are Coming!

Consumer Bill of Rights for an Open Internet of Things

Consumers have the right to control their privacy. Consumer data should not be collected from Internet of Things devices and sent to a remote location without the consumer’s express permission. Consumers have the right to control the devices in their home. Internet of Things devices in a consumer’s home must be under complete control of … Continue reading Consumer Bill of Rights for an Open Internet of Things

The Promise and Perils of the Internet of Things

The engineering wizards of Silicon Valley and their hard-charging marketing cohorts are offering us the promise of a better life with the Internet of Things (IOT). Google, Facebook and countless startups are hoping to cash in on this latest technology “gold rush” by delivering us a futuristic world of highly automated homes, connected automobiles, wearable … Continue reading The Promise and Perils of the Internet of Things