WikiLeaks publishes ‘biggest ever leak of secret CIA documents’ | Media | The Guardian

The US intelligence agencies are facing fresh embarrassment after WikiLeaks published what it described as the biggest ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA detailing the tools it uses to break into phones, communication apps and other electronic devices.

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Wikileaks Dump Shows CIA Could Turn Smart TVs into Listening Devices

It’s difficult to buy a new TV that doesn’t come with a suite of (generally mediocre) “smart” software, giving your home theater some of the functions typically found in phones and tablets. But bringing these extra features into your living room means bringing a microphone, too — a fact the CIA is exploiting, according to a new trove of documents released today by Wikileaks.

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Forget the internet of things – we need an internet of people | Technology | The Guardian

From cars to umbrellas, everyday objects are becoming increasingly connected. But the question we need to ask is – should they be?

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America’s broken digital copyright law is about to be challenged in court | Technology | The Guardian

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the US government over ‘unconstitutional’ use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

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10 things we learned from Pew Research's Internet of Things report | Technology | theguardian.com

10 things we learned from Pew Research’s Internet of Things report | Technology | theguardian.com.

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Google Glass is just one path towards the future Internet of Things.
Google Glass is just one path towards the future Internet of Things. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

 

It’s been fashionable to drop the phrase “Internet of Things” in tech circles for some time now, but what does it really mean? And just as importantly, what will its effects be in the years to come?

The Pew Research Center Internet Project and Elon University Imagining the Internet Center have been wondering the same thing. They did something about it, too: canvassing more than 1,600 experts about where the Internet of Things will be by 2025.

The resulting report, which was published this afternoon, is a balanced affair, giving plenty of space to Internet of Things sceptics warning about privacy and potential technical gremlins in a world of networked devices talking to one another, as well as exploring the potential benefits.

Here are some of the key quotes and points that stood out when I read the report: