Smart electricity meters provide power companies with an accurate and streamlined method of monitoring, reading and controlling a home’s power usage. That convenience, however, comes at a steep price and could put homeowners’ safety in jeopardy.
Researchers examining the privacy implications of smart-meter technology found that one German provider’s devices contained vulnerabilities that allowed them to snoop on unencrypted data to determine whether or not the homeowners were home.
After signing up with the German smart-meter [...]
From The Burning Platform:
A CAR SAYS a lot about its owner, perhaps a lot more than the owner might suspect.
In an extensive examination of automated license-plate tracking technology, The Wall Street Journal reports that the new tracking devices have the capacity to do more than a one-shot confirmation whether a car is legally registered, but over time build a picture of the driver’s habits, travel routes, and destinations.
And there is [...]
Las Vegas this week will be transformed into the drone capital of the world, as hundreds of unmanned vehicle companies descend on Sin City for the industry’s largest trade show.
The annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Internationalconvention, with more than 500 drone and related exhibits on display and a wide range of speakers including the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration, comes as the national debate on drones and their safety [...]