The mobile spy in your pocket

Eeric Knorr

On the other hand, the flood of telemetry we can expect from wearables, smart appliances, and all kinds of clever gizmos not yet invented is going to make technology a magnitude more useful. The Internet of things is the next wave. Coupled with big data processing, it will inevitably make any discussion of privacy — which, after all, former Sun CEO Scott McNealy declared dead in 1999 — seem quaint.

McNealy, by the way, was right: He meant that credit card companies and old-school credit agencies like Equifax or Experian already have a huge amount of information about you. I'm just not quite ready to let go of every last detail about my personal life, including a complete history of where I go. Are you?

Source: InfoWorld

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