Some years ago, employee monitoring wasn’t as popular as it is today. Surely, there were specific means of monitoring like punch cards. Today it seems we have punch cards, times a billion — on steroids. As technology is developing, so are the ways to monitor employees. Companies can now monitor emails, calls, website and app […]
Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas arrived at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in late January with praise for his country’s digital identity program. Estonia has one of the world’s foremost digital identity programs, which allows its citizens to use their identities to vote, buy medication, sign documents, and more. Our digital identity isn’t […]
In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, data misappropriation, #deletefacebook, calls for regulation and pending testimony to U.S. Congress, Facebook announced a series of initiatives to restrict data access and also a renewed selfie awareness to focus efforts on protecting people on the platform. What’s more notable however is that Mark Zuckerberg also hosted a last-minute, […]
Recent weeks have brought controversy over electronic billboards in restaurants and shopping precincts that utilize advanced facial recognition techniques to not only provide personalized advertisements but also measure and record the consumer and their response, ostensibly to enable retailers to provide more targeted marketing and services. In Oslo, the restaurant Peppe’s Pizza had its usage of […]
The future is coming fast, connectivity is a commodity, and IoT is upon us; steadily taking shape, growing in popularity, and becoming a reality. To assure growing adoption rates and usage, there are certain requirements and caveats on which we must agree. Otherwise, it will either be a passing trend or just an early adopter’s […]
With the proliferation of wearable technology, companies are increasingly finding motivation to encourage staff to don connected devices. But on IDG’s CIO site tech writer Gary Eastwood delves into some of the worrisome privacy implications of wearbles in the workplace on employees. Companies are increasingly pushing wearable devices on their workers. In 2013, 2,000 firms worldwide […]
A new project by the University of Calgary will see a team of researchers compare smart city projects from various continents to try and define their characteristics and benefits. An article in university newspaper The Gauntlet profiled the new smart city project taking place in the western Canadian province of Alberta. The initiative is a […]
Proliferating health and fitness devices is eroding the privacy of U.S. citizens, and current government policy is falling woefully short of addressing the privacy gap. These privacy gaps were revealed in a new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to Morning Consult. The report found that the 1996 Health Insurance […]
The cybersecurity industry could see a boost in venture capital, thanks to new threats the Internet of Things (IoT) provide to smart homes, autonomous cars, and future factories. Investment in cybersecurity rose by 78 percent in 2015 to $228 million and Lux Research expects it to reach $400 million this year, in part because of […]
For those deafened by the silence of their wardrobe, a new technology partnership will enable connected clothes to keep you regularly updated with news from your t-shirt drawer. As reported by Quartz, London-based Internet of Things (IoT) startup Evrythng forged a deal with clothes-maker Avery Dennison to connect 10 billion pieces of clothing to the internet. […]
The Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) is putting the Internet of Things (IoT) world in its crosshairs during its 2016 global privacy “Sweep.” The group – a worldwide union of national privacy and law enforcement agencies seeking to tackle transnational privacy and data security issues – said they plan to vet all sorts of manufacturers on data privacy […]
A sizeable swath of the world’s wired population distrusts the Internet of Things (IoT) according to new study, raising concerns the technology’s consumer market growth could be seriously undermined. Computer Business Review reported on a recent global survey that found that 60% of consumers distrust connected devices, and an additional 11% find them of no […]
Creating “ethical personalization” for IoT
With more connections comes more risk
A Pew study reveals the quid-pro-quo attitudes.
Government surveillance erodes user trust.
There are some serious strings on its offer of free Internet.
The social network will be watching—and presumably learning.
The app collects enough info to pinpoint user locations, though it says it doesn’t use it.
It’s asymmetric information warfare against the surveillance state.