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This Thermometer Tells Your Temperature, Then Tells Firms Where to Advertise - The New York Times
“Kinsa sells its data to other companies under the name Kinsa Insights. While Mr. Singh declined to share the names of other customers, citing confidentiality agreements, he said other companies had used the data to target advertising.”
“I can just think of how cigarette and alcohol companies could use strategies like this, or other industries that could really have more harmful effects on people,” [Christine Bannan, the consumer protection counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center] said.
iot  ads  advertising  privacy  tracking  profiling  internetofthings  indie  radar  thermometer 
october 2018 by laurakalbag
Smart condom ring i.Con is like a Fitbit for your man bits - CNET
Worried about privacy, the data kind? British Condoms says "all data will be kept anonymous, but users will have the option to share their recent data with friends, or, indeed the world."
sex  data  privacy  iot  internetofthings  smart  condom  indie  radar 
march 2017 by laurakalbag
They monitor hearts, count calories … but are health apps any good for you? | Technology | The Guardian
Summary: this article briefly covers the dangers of tech companies having access to all your health data. People’s privacy and human rights are being chipped away where companies are starting to require their employees to wear health monitoring devices. It’s one thing to say we opt in to the quantified self, but what if opting out costs us our job?
indie  indieroundup  24apr15  iot  internetofthing  quantified  tracking  corporatesurveillance  data  bp  fitbit 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
“A radar-like system that fits inside a Wi-Fi box can record health data and keep tabs on your mood – without you even noticing”

Summary: router is being developed which can monitor heartbeats and, therefore, emotions, of all people in a building.
router  iot  heartbeat  indie  internetofthings  24apr15  medical  indieroundup 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Welcome To Privacy Hell, Also Known As The Internet Of Things
“Corman and other experts agree that the FTC’s broad recommendations for IoT manufacturers—build security in at the outset, implement lifecycle monitoring, train employees in security—are on the right track. But with the industry consigned to self-regulation for now, the current growing pains of data, security, and privacy within the IoT are likely to persist.” By Lauren Zanolli on Fast Company
data  future  internetofthings  iot  indie  indieroundup  27mar2015  privacy  tracking  security  corporatesurveillance 
march 2015 by laurakalbag™™ brings a new kind of security visibility to mobile and internet connected (IoT) devices.™ is like "Anti-Virus", "Credit Watch", and "Consumer Reports" for the security of Mobile Apps and internet connected devices.
security  privacy  iot  internetofthings  indie  indieroundup  27mar2015 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Smart devices can make the insurance biz proactive, not reactive
“But once insurance companies start subsidizing connected devices, what claim will they have on the data those devices generate? Connected smoke detectors can offer not just low battery warnings or smoke alarm notifications, but can share details about people in the home or even temperature data” By Stacey Higginbotham on Gigaom
smartdevices  iot  internetofthings  privacy  security  insurance  data  surveillance  corporatesurveillance  indie  indieroundup  27feb2015 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
We Have More To Worry About Than Samsung's Smart TV Privacy Policy
The world has gone nuts today, over a story that says Samsung is spying on us in our living rooms via its Smart TV software. Lines have been drawn between a scary caveat in a privacy policy and George Orwell’s 1984, and we’re being warned about how we’re losing ourselves to technology all over again. Don’t be foolish, guys: your privacy vanished a long time ago. By Luke Hopewell on Gizmodo.
iot  internetofthings  data  surveillance  spying  indie  indieroundup  13feb2014 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
Six ways your tech is spying on you – and how to turn it off
Compared with what’s already happening, Samsung’s warning not to discuss sensitive issues in front of its TVs seems pretty tame. But you can fight back. By Alex Hern in The Guardian
iot  internetofthings  data  tracking  spying  surveillance  indieroundup  13feb2014 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
Before we give doors and toasters sentience, we should decide what we're comfortable with first
It's becoming more and more common for everyday appliances to have features we don't expect, and the implications for privacy and freedom can be surprisingly profound. We should be sure we know what we're buying into. By Ian Steadman on the New Statesman
iot  internetofthings  data  privacy  surveillance  indieroundup  13feb2014 
february 2015 by laurakalbag

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