Saturday, March 17, 2012

In Soviet Amerika, TV watches -you-.

What have I been telling you people?

Everything from remote controls to clock radios can now be controlled via apps - and chip company ARM recently unveiled low-powered, cheaper chips which will be used in everything from fridges and ovens to doorbells.

The resultant chorus of 'connected' gadgets will be able to be read like a book - and even remote-controlled, according to CIA CIA Director David Petraeus, according to a recent report by Wired's 'Danger Room' blog.

Petraeus says that web-connected gadgets will 'transform' the art of spying - allowing spies to monitor people automatically without planting bugs, breaking and entering or even donning a tuxedo to infiltrate a dinner party.

'Transformational' is an overused word, but I do believe it properly applies to these technologies,' said Petraeus.

"Transformational" is not the word I would have chosen. Terrifying might be closer.

Time to polish up those hacking skills and get working on your whole-house Faraday cage.

The Phantom


Alyric said...

Next step: Make those tracking chips mandatory in *everything*.

Anyone who doesn't think that will happen is hopelessly naive, or a liberal. But I repeat myself.

You're right, Phantom. We really are not paranoid enough.

The Phantom said...

As with gun control, it's all a matter of getting up on your back legs and making a ruckus.

Driving a pre-EFI car, wrapping your wallet in tinfoil and ditching the cellphone couldn't hurt though.