Spark | Jan 19, 2014 | 8:59

The Internet of Insecure Things

The promise of "smart" homes and cars brings Utopian visions of a seamlessly interconnected future. But Peter Bright argues the internet of things is doomed to become "the internet of unmaintained, insecure, and dangerously hackable things".

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