WHAT YOU CONNECT TO THE INTERNET MATTERS (Extremely Important)
Wikipedia: Internet of things
The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the network of
physical objects-"things"-that are embedded with sensors,
software, and other technologies for the purpose of
connecting and exchanging data with other devices and
systems over the internet.
The definition of the Internet of Things has evolved due to
the convergence of multiple technologies, real-time
analytics, machine learning, commodity sensors, and embedded
systems. Traditional fields of embedded systems, wireless
sensor networks, control systems, automation (including home
and building automation), and others all contribute to
enabling the Internet of things. In the consumer market, IoT
technology is most synonymous with products pertaining to
the concept of the "smart home", including devices and
appliances (such as lighting fixtures, thermostats, home
security systems and cameras, and other home appliances)
that support one or more common ecosystems, and can be
controlled via devices associated with that ecosystem, such
as smartphones and smart speakers.
There are a number of serious concerns about dangers in the
growth of IoT, especially in the areas of privacy and
security, and consequently industry and governmental moves
to address these concerns have begun including the
development of international standards.
Checklist 172: A Ring of Trouble (28+ min)
Checklist 129: The Internet of Things and Other Things (35+ min)
Checklist 126: Little Nests Have Big Ears (29+ min)
Privacy When Using the Internet
Home Computer Security
Problems/Bugs continue to be found in hardware, operating
systems, applications software, networks, and technology.
There is an ongoing battle between the good guys finding and
fixing the problems and the bad guys1 finding and exploiting
the problems. Your role is important in this ongoing drama!
1Do bad guys include ISPs, Carriers, big tech and your own