Chris Strohm: Internet of Things Meets Reality of Washington’s Pace

Source: „Companies from Google Inc. to Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) are racing into this so-called Internet of Things. The Department of Transportation and the Federal Trade Commission are moving more deliberately, concerned that devices may be vulnerable to hacking, lead to misuse of personal data or even cause physical harm to their owners.
“If we’re thinking this genie can be put back in the bottle we’re fooling ourselves,” Robert Enderle, principal technology analyst for the Enderle Group in San Jose, California, said in a phone interview.
The Internet of Things refers to technology like robotic vehicles, computing glasses and watches, and home appliances and trash cans with Web connections. It’s being featured this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, after generating buzz at last week’s International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas.”