: ""If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things... we would be able to track and count everything." -- Kevin Ashton, "That 'Internet of Things' Thing," RID Journal; July 22, 2009
"A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They'll never know what it means to have a private moment." -- Edward Snowden on Britain’s Channel 4; Dec 25, 2013
The new year will see explosive growth in the Internet of Things (IoT). Adding an Internet address to anything and everything on the planet will enable things (or people) to be accessible to and from the cloud always and everywhere.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), "Connected devices can communicate with consumers, transmit data back to companies, and compile data for third parties such as researchers, health care providers, or even other consumers...""