Feds Eye the ‘Internet of Things’ as Next Frontier in Spying

James Clapper this week acknowledged that agencies may use smart household devices to increase surveillance efforts. Be careful what you say around your home appliances: devices connected to the Internet of Things might be spying on you. U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week that “intelligence services might use the IoT for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials.” The comment was part of a larger report titled “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community,” which also pointed to virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence as potential global threats. “Devices, designed and fielded with minimal security requirements and testing, and an ever-increasing complexity of networks could lead to widespread vulnerabilities in civilian infrastructures and…


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