Intelligence Chief: Spy using IoT

James Clapper the Director of National Intelligence told a Senate Panel Tuesday:

“In the future, intelligence services might use the [Internet of things] for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials,”

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of devices that communicate with each other and have networking capabilities like your smart phone controlling your smart appliances or new cars that are capable of WiFi access.

Samsung quickly made changes to its privacy policy when it told users their smart televisions will pick up audio and video and share that information. 

As you read this I’m sure for most of you there is no shock that a retired lieutenant general and director of the Defense Intellegince Agency such as James Clapper would say such things. 
Back in 2013 during the Edward Snowden revelations of Government Spying I wrote how the NSA collects Billions of Emails, Calls and other data on a daily basis. So yea, just like you there is no shock anymore on what Big Brother is capable of. 
All this data collection didn’t stop the horrible events in Paris nor did it stop the radicals in San Bernardino while we have the FBI Director James Comey begging for the end of encryption because they are to incompetent to crack the code. Is this a joke? We’ll keep our encryption, Thanks.  

This next decade will see the biggest advancement of technology ever witnessed by our species and we will literally be in the Age of Information where everything will be known. From self driving cars becoming a reality to cruise ships right now with robotic bartenders. Next year the first Robotic Kitchens will hit the market to cook for you. 

The United States has 260,000 robot factory workers. So while yuppies debate a minimum wage increase I wonder about the millions of jobs about be lost.

                                                                                                      -SODAGHAR 2/11/16

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