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Privacy and the Internet of Things


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Everyday objects -- watches, refrigerators and thermostats to name a few -- are becoming increasingly connected to each other and to us. The promise of "the Internet of things" is that we will be more efficient, healthier and ultimately happier. But so far consumers are not convinced. Recent research by data privacy company Truste found that a mere 22 percent of consumers believe the benefits of smart devices outweigh the risks. What are your hopes and concerns about these objects of the future?

Host: Joshua Johnson

Guests:

  • David Rose, MIT Media Lab scientist and author of "Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things"
  • Jeff Chester, executive director of The Center for Digital Democracy
  • Kevin Trilli, vice president of product management for TRUSTe
  • Michelle Dennedy, vice president and chief privacy officer at McAfee and author of "The Privacy Engineer's Manifesto"

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