Lecture: IoT ethics
what I found out using my home and body as a test lab
Internet of Things is a toolbox, and thus it can be used for good and for bad. Issues range from insecure components and privacy invading business models to issues about regulation and culture. With a hacker mindset and my own home and body I’ve explored doing IoT in an ethical, secure and fun way.
IoT is nothing new under the sun. We can learn a lot about this buzzword by looking at its parts: sensors, the internet and motorized stuff.
Earlier this year, security guru Bruce Schneier proposed that we need to regulate the Internet of Things, mainly because otherwise there will be casualties, both in very important society supporting systems but also as actual deaths.
I argue that we need to self regulate as soon as possible. I also believe that the new privacy laws, EU-GDPR will be a force for good, and that incentives to really care about security already have started to count.