All posts by Karlin Lillington

Karlin is a technology journalist and columnist at the Irish Times and has contributed to a range of publications including wired.com, salon.com, Red Herring, The Scientist, The Guardian, The San Jose Mercury-News, New Scientist, and The Sunday Times.

Big Brother has a big brother: the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is the next evolution of the internet, connecting not just traditional web-enabled devices but also any kind of electrical appliance to the internet. This is typical of new waves of technology; the capabilities are outstripping our ability to fully understand their implications, much less prepare for them, particularly in terms of regulations. Despite numerous report warning of potential invasion to our privacy at an unprecedented level of granularity, little has been done to protect citizens’ right to live their lives without being monitored in every action they take. Read more [...]