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2017 report finds 66% of U.S. cities investing in “smart city” technology. ‘Blurring’ public-private boundaries leads to company towns.

“My big takeaway from this report is the way technology is influencing cities and almost blurring the lines between public and private. …”  DuPuis said. From Tech Republic by Teena Maddox November 6, 2017 A report from the National League … Continue reading

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Who wants the Internet of Things (IoT) ?

From Washington’s Blog March 15, 2017 http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/03/whole-point-internet-things-big-brother-can-spy-2.html No One Wants the Internet of Things … No one wants the Internet of Things (IoT). The Washington Post noted in 2014: No one really wants a “smart” washing machine …. *** If … Continue reading

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New office sensors know when you leave your desk

From Bloomberg By Rebecca Greenfield February 14, 2017 Hiding devices in lights and ID badges, your boss can legally track you everywhere but the bathroom. About a year ago, in a widely reported story, journalists at British newspaper the Telegraph … Continue reading

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Your kitchen appliances and Smart Meter are watching you, security expert warns

From Bloomberg by  Marie Mawad  &  Stefan Nicola   September 1, 2016 Your fridge is getting so smart, security-software maker Kaspersky Lab thinks you probably shouldn’t trust it. As makers of household appliances fill their machines with computer chips to make … Continue reading

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Architect Rem Koolhaas on smart cities

From Metalocus.es By Rem Koolhaas, architect and professor Edited English transcript of a talk given by architect Rem Koolhaas at the High Level Group meeting on Smart Cities, Brussels, 24 September 2014. The rhetoric of smart cities would be more … Continue reading

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