Your IoT devices could spy on you, admits US intelligence chief

Security services may target Internet of Things devices like smart TVs in order to spy on people, according to US director of national intelligence, James Clapper. At a US Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, Clapper acknowledged that agents may take advantage of devices connected to the internet so it can track or spy on people. He said that smart devices incorporated into the electricity grid, autonomous cars and even household appliances could threaten data privacy. “In the future, 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,” he said. Clapper did not specify which intelligence agencies might use the IoT to spy on citizens, or if such information would be shared with other government…


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