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Article Courtesy of: Computerworld Is the Government tapping into your IoT Devices & Spying on You? The U.S. spy chief admitted the government may use your “smart” internet-connected IoT devices to spy on you. A Harvard report no sooner debunked the FBI’s “Going Dark” argument than the U.S. intelligence chief admitted the government might use your “smart” internet-connected devices to spy on you. U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified: “Smart” IoT devices incorporated into the electric grid, vehicles—including autonomous vehicles—and household appliances are improving efficiency, energy conservation, and convenience. However, security industry analysts have demonstrated that many of these new systems can threaten data privacy, data integrity, or continuity of services. 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. Clapper’s prepared testimony about spying via IoT were included in the “Worldwide Threat […] Read more »