Tag Archives: Internet of Things

ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world’s largest e-waste dump in Ghana

Where is the accountability? From RT Published on Jun 1, 2016 E-waste, the term given to discarded electronic appliances, is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. RTD visits the country’s most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie. … Continue reading

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Another problem with the Internet of Things: smart home devices don’t work when networks go down

From Internet of Things.eu February 3, 2017 Smart home technology is pretty cool — until you’re left sitting in the dark because a network outage is preventing you from turning on your wireless light bulb. Hundreds of smart home consumers … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things sees all: Ohio authorities indict man through data from his pacemaker

From Engadget The way to a man’s heart is actually through WiFi Turns out the heart is deceitful above all things after all. By Violet Blue February 3, 2017 They say you can’t hide what’s in your heart, but the … Continue reading

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Guardian: The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying

“…we are actually in the ‘golden age of surveillance’.” From the Guardian By Trevor Timm February 9, 2016 Many consumers are wholly unaware that the smart devices making their home more custom and responsive are making data that can be … Continue reading

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US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you

From the Guardian February 9, 2016 Spencer Ackerman and Sam Thielman in New York Clapper did not name specific agency as being involved in surveillance via smart-home devices but said in congressional testimony it is a distinct possibility The US … Continue reading

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‘Dragnet’ data collection by Smart Meters and an ‘infrastructure of surveillance’

Stunning testimony and short 7-minute video. Very important quote from Smart Meter manufacturer Siemens. From Smart Grid Awareness By K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions In what was likely a little publicized workshop conducted in November 2013 by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) … Continue reading

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