Security Problems with IoT already?

The Half-Baked Security Of Our ‘Internet Of Things’ It is a strange series of events that link two Armenian software engineers; a Shenzen, China-based webcam company; two sets of new parents in the U.S.; and an unknown creep who likes to hack baby monitors to yell obscenities at children. “Wake up, you little slut,” the hacker screamed at the top of his digital lungs last summer when a two-year-old in Houston wouldn’t stir; she happened to…

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In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One

In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One

In our houses, cars, and factories, we’re surrounded by tiny, intelligent devices that capture data about how we live and what we do. Now they are beginning to talk to one another. Soon we’ll be able to choreograph them to respond to our needs, solve our problems, even save our lives. On a 5-acre plot in Great Falls, Virginia, less than a mile’s stroll through ex­urban scrub from the wide Potomac River, Alex Hawkinson has…

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Tim O’Reilly Explains the Internet of Things

Tim O’Reilly Explains the Internet of Things

Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media, at a conference in Dublin last year.Credit Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile for Web Summit Tim O’Reilly has been at the cutting edge of the Internet since it went commercial. In fact, he helped take it there: In August 1993 he released the Global Network Navigator, a web page containing information, catalogs and a marketplace, which may have been the first site with advertising. In 2004, he popularized the term “Web 2.0.”…

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