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Assessing risks of ‘smart home’ technology
   Al Jazeera English
  Published: 1 week ago

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In the electronic age we are in, there's a lot of talk of hacking - whether it's about phones, computers, or elections.

So, what if your home could be added to that list?

Cyber security experts are worried the so-called “Internet of Things” could make our houses vulnerable to tampering.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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6 days ago
Nope.


1 week ago
In the very near future government will not need to spy on us.  We are willingly giving the entire world tons of data about ourselves every day by using the internet of things.  Your individual life will amount to a highly detailed algorithm that is accessible to every company, the healthcare system and government.  Google will know you better than your kids and your spouse.  And the amusing part is that when the entire system fails, millions of people will have a hard time finding their way out the front door in the morning. We will have lost the ability to navigate reality without these things.


1 week ago
People call this age the "Electronic Age". But, I think it's just an "Electronic Cage". Everybody is just so ignorant these days


1 week ago
Why exactly would someone want their toilet or door locks to connect to the internet? This all seems so unnecessary. Also, having all of these things connected to the internet is an absolute security nightmare.


1 week ago
This is why universal unemployment will be paid out.... While society tries to adjust!


1 week ago
I thought we were going to get hover-boards and flying cars instead we got cameras installed in our fridge and our toilet hooked up to Facebook...


1 week ago
If that’s the future, you can have it. I’m dropping out.


1 week ago
Getting hacked isn't even the main concern imho. Think about for example insurance companies raising your fees based on what's in your smart fridge.


1 week ago
I'm too poor to afford this! Wahoo! I'm free!


1 week ago
Smart Underwear, that is literally like they eat the whole cake! ?


1 week ago
If you can't have a shower or go to the toilet without help, you either have a health problem or you're a young child. Understandable. If neither apply, then you're just stupid. No wonder you need a "smart" device.


1 week ago
A stupid woman would put a radiation-emitting device on her body 24/7 to keep her in a constant state of suspense everyday about when it's noticed that it's caused cancer in her body. A smart woman would take care of her health by eating a healthy varied diet, staying physically active, avoiding food and clothes with pesticides and avoiding make-up, skincare and feminine products with hormone-altering toxins. And she would go to her GP for a professional medical assessment if she thinks there's a problem. Human beings should grow mentally as they get older, not revert back to a child dependent on a device.


1 week ago
When it comes down to it, do we really need smart tech? I feel like these things are either gadgets for the rich, or intrusive devices that only make us lazier for no good reason.


1 week ago
:54 tachikoma!


1 week ago
a online toilet maybe with gps?defenetly something for the home of meth detroit!
this wall-e looking thingy is awesome.


1 week ago
More radiation and culling of mankind


1 week ago
Consumerism is a mental illness...


1 week ago
The real risk is that they all radiate and give you cancer.


1 week ago
I'll keep my house dumb if you dont mind. My coffee pot and fridge DO NOT need to communicate.


1 week ago
Cancer


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