Stacey Higginbotham: How to Keep the Internet of Things Out of Spooks' Hands

Your Nest Cam doesn’t have to be an informant.

If the U.S. government plans on using the Internet of things to spy on people, there are still steps companies and consumers can take to stop it.
As part of testimony submitted to the Senate’s Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, James Clapper, the U.S. director of national intelligence, wrote, “In the future, intelligence services might use the (Internet of things) for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials.”