Tech Giants Promote Dystopian ‘Smart Homes’

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated," the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states. While we still have the right -at least on paper - to privacy in our homes, however, many Americans appear increasingly willing to trade … Continue reading Tech Giants Promote Dystopian ‘Smart Homes’

‘Internet of Things’ Scanners, Pricy and Cheap

  It was reported this week that Qadium, a "global Internet sensing" company run by a former CIA analyst and consultant for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has raised an additional $20 million in funding, after previously receiving more than $10 million in Department of Defense contracts. The company, which is billing its … Continue reading ‘Internet of Things’ Scanners, Pricy and Cheap