Friday, February 24, 2017
The greatest privacy threat of all: our connected devices
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the company captured second-by-second information on what customers viewed, combined it with their gender, age and income, and sold it to third parties.
How much was the fine for Vizio, which has sales in excess of $3 billion? It was $2.2 million — barely a slap on the wrist.
These kinds of privacy breaches are increasingly common as billions of devices now become part of the “Internet of Things” (I.o.T.). Whether it be our TV sets, cars, bathroom scales, children’s toys or medical devices, we are already surrounded by everyday objects equipped with sensors and computers. And the companies that make them can get away with being careless with consumer security — and with stealing customer data...https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/greatest-privacy-threat-all-our-connected-devices-vivek-wadhwa?trk=eml-email_feed_ecosystem_digest_01-hero-0-null&midToken=AQGUbaMqMWBmHg&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=0Xz1e3aj2QpTE1