Can your smart home be used against you in court?

 Posted by on 2017-03-12 at 12:41  alexa, amazon, google, google home, iot, law, privacy, Reblog, smart home  Comments Off on Can your smart home be used against you in court?
Mar 122017
 

On a November, 2015 morning in Bentonville, Arkansas, first responders discovered a corpse floating in a hot tub. The home’s resident, James Andrew Bates, told authorities he’d found the body of Victor Collins dead that morning.

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Watch a drone hack a room full of smart lightbulbs from outside the window

 Posted by on 2016-11-03 at 10:59  drones, home automation, Internet, internet of things, iot, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Watch a drone hack a room full of smart lightbulbs from outside the window
Nov 032016
 

The Internet of Things is turning into a security nightmare. Following that massive DDoS attack that used an IoT-botnet to interrupt major swaths of the internet a few weeks ago, The New York Times outlines a threat detailed in a new report pleasantly titled “IoT Goes Nuclear.

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IFTTT says goodbye to recipes, hello to Applets

 Posted by on 2016-11-02 at 14:29  ifttt, iot, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on IFTTT says goodbye to recipes, hello to Applets
Nov 022016
 


IFTTT has announced that it is doing away with Recipes, and replacing them with something called Applets. These, its says, will offer greater functionality and complexity. According to the company, Applets will allow developers to integrate IFTTT functionality into their products.

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The end of Nest as we know it is a sign of a new beginning for Android

 Posted by on 2016-08-30 at 21:17  android, google, home automation, internet of things, iot, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on The end of Nest as we know it is a sign of a new beginning for Android
Aug 302016
 

Really, and generally speaking, Google has very limited interest in making hardware in the first place. The cost of building things is high, the margins are low, and Google’s real specialty is in web services like Gmail and search anyway. So when Google snapped up Nest for $3.

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Google’s OnHub is the first Wi-Fi router to support IFTTT

 Posted by on 2016-04-28 at 21:43  google, iot, network, onhub, Reblog, security, tech, wifi  Comments Off on Google’s OnHub is the first Wi-Fi router to support IFTTT
Apr 282016
 

Google’s “smart” OnHub wireless router now supports IFTTT, the web service that automates actions between apps. IFTTT can be triggered when devices connect and disconnect from OnHub — and, in the spirit of IFTTT, what you do based on that information is up to you.

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