John Hayward: Spy Fridge: The Internet of Things Meets the Surveillance State

During the same Senate report where he said North Korea was a major nuclear threat and that Iran would soon join them while ISIS was using the “torrent of migrants” from Syria to infiltrate the Western world, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also said on Tuesday that electronic surveillance would soon be possible through nearly every device in the home.

In other words, as Newsweek puts it, your smart fridge, smart thermostat, and smart light bulbs could soon be spying on you.

This isn’t really a surprising revelation, as computer experts have long warned that the “Internet of Things” is creating an immense communications network linking devices large and small.

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