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    IOT Devices Need OPT OUT Functions

    With IOT devices about to work themselves into every corner and niche of our lives there needs to be a layered opt out function for central monitoring and when there is central monitoring a way of checking it that's tamper proof. With real time 24/7 monitoring, the temptation for abuse by governments, organizations and people to use the information and data gathered in an unauthorized way is just to great. All devices should have system that lets the user know at what level they are being monitored, sort of like the layered rights management for a network. It should also be set up so the user can make sure the data is worked with on with local devices and doesn't have to leave the premises. The very architecture of IOT devices should require rights management that controls the data and where it goes in a multilevel hierarchy that follows a standard that gives people the sense of trust in their ability to use it without getting the data/information abused. This should be clearly stated in the device itself and interconnecting devices. There should also be different ways of opting out by the use of private clouds, VPNs or stored on a local device only. This is an opportunity for the best and most creative organizations and individuals to win in the "Gold Rush" of goods and services that IOT is just starting to create. I have no doubt there will be many creative solutions to these challenges. When we do give up our rights it should be clearly stated and not in a twenty page "I Agree" document that no one reads.

    It has been said that people who give up freedom for security deserve neither. We should not be so quick to give up our data for something that is just click bait. One must remember if the service or product is free, you are the product.

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    In January military analysts discovered hidden US military bases by viewing GPS fitness tracking results for runners and cyclists using the free Strava | Run and Cycling Tracking on the Social Network for Athletes app. In response Strava has allowed app users to opt out of their analytics gathering, but users have to manually change their security settings. The IoT devices are typically GPS enabled watches for runners and bike computers for cyclists.

    Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases | Technology | The Guardian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Payne View Post
    In January military analysts discovered hidden US military bases by viewing GPS fitness tracking results for runners and cyclists using the free Strava | Run and Cycling Tracking on the Social Network for Athletes app. In response Strava has allowed app users to opt out of their analytics gathering, but users have to manually change their security settings. The IoT devices are typically GPS enabled watches for runners and bike computers for cyclists.

    Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases | Technology | The Guardian
    Dan, that was just the tip of the iceberg, they have also tapped into the video feeds of our drones, among many other examples. I have no doubt they like us using our cell phones, just we like them using their cell phones.

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