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Mobile Giants: Please Don’t Share the Where — Krebs on Security, May 2018
the major mobile providers in the United States — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon — are selling this location information to third party companies — in real time — without your consent or a court order, and with apparently zero accountability for how this data will be used, stored, shared or protected.
privacy  geospatial  Brian-Krebs  surveillance  cellular 
may 2018 by pierredv
We Need to Save the Internet from the Internet of Things | Motherboard
via Blake Reid
"Our computers and smartphones are as secure as they are because there are teams of security engineers working on the problem. Companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google spend a lot of time testing their code before it's released, and quickly patch vulnerabilities when they're discovered. Those companies can support such teams because those companies make a huge amount of money, either directly or indirectly, from their software—and, in part, compete on its security. This isn't true of embedded systems like digital video recorders or home routers. Those systems are sold at a much lower margin, and are often built by offshore third parties. The companies involved simply don't have the expertise to make them secure."
"There is no market solution because the insecurity is what economists call an externality: it's an effect of the purchasing decision that affects other people. Think of it kind of like invisible pollution. What this all means is that the IoT will remain insecure unless government steps in and fixes the problem. "
cybersecurity  IoT  Brian-Krebs 
october 2016 by pierredv

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