Safe at Home: Philosophy student teams with computer programmers to investigate privacy protections

Philosophy student teams with computer programmers to investigate privacy protections
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If the hype is to be believed, today’s smart home is your best friend. The TV, refrigerator, thermostat, lights and even the coffeemaker can be controlled with the press of a button on your smartphone. But the much-touted “Internet of Things”—IoT for short—raises a challenging question: Can smart homes provide a wealth of conveniences and also protect privacy?

Because this technology requires household items to be connected to each other and to the Internet, hackers have a potential weakness they can exploit to steal your personal information, bank account logins, credit card numbers and more.
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Brian Edwards

Author: Brian Edwards, News Editor

Brian Edwards is a Vice President at McKenzie Worldwide, a high-technology public relations, social media and brand development agency, and serves as the Cyber Oregon news editor. He has more than 25 years of high-tech public relations, social media and journalism experience.