IoT is Going to Result in Privacy Troubles
Someone asked me the other day, what I meant when I said the Internet of Things was going to shake up privacy as an issue. I thought I would share my answer. The short answer is, “Dude, there are going to be billions of these things tracking us all the time. Of course there are going to be massive privacy issues.” But a more complete answer is nuanced.
First, when I say there are going to be billions of these devices, that is not hyperbole. Gartner predicts there will be 30 billion IoT devices in the marketplace by 2020. To put that into perspective there are currently just a couple of billion computers in operation. It is clear that IoT devices will be everywhere doing all sorts of tasks for us.
Secondly, it is the services they will provide that are the significant...