Frontier Centre for Public Policy: We must manage the Internet of things with care

Who will ensure devices have been tested thoroughly and are secure? Who will ensure our privacy is protected.

Eamonn BrosnanBack in the early 1990s, I came across a story about a Coke machine that you could query from anywhere on the Internet and it would tell you the temperature of the drinks, the last time it was stocked and how full it was.

The machine was in the computer science department of Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. Computer programmers live on caffeine but who wants to walk all the way to the machines only to find that they’re empty or the contents are warm?

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