Kristen Eichensehr: Security and the Internet of Things

On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced a program to better secure the “Internet of Things” and also highlighted the opportunities networked devices provide for the US intelligence community.

The juxtaposition of these announcements casts the Internet of Things (IoT) as the latest iteration of a recurring tension about the role of the federal government: On the one hand, the government seeks to secure US persons against technological vulnerabilities, but on the other hand, the government seeks to exploit those same vulnerabilities for intelligence and/or law enforcement purposes. Vulnerabilities don’t stop at borders or check the citizenship of those who exploit them.

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