Tag Archives: Ethics

The Internet of Things: Utility vs. Privacy

I previously raised the subject of how the Internet of Things feels and its creepiness. Why does unconsented data collection feel wrong? Well, it probably goes against our preconceptions of our right to privacy.

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LBS and IoT: not just what but where

LBS, Location-Based Services, are most-widely known in association with mobile devices (e.g. smart phones) with a built-in GNSS [Global Navigation Satellite System1] receiver, picking up signals from earth satellites, or correlating and trilaterating signal strengths of known WiFi or mobile telephone … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things and Phenomenology

“What is phenomenology?”, I hear you ask! Compared to defining what the Internet of Things is, this is quite easy. I’ll take you straight to Google’s concise definition: So, how do you experience the Internet of Things? How does it feel? … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things: its Attributes

The Internet of Things is itself a Thing. As a Thing, it can be described by its attributes. In this blog I have selected five attributes (from the very many) that can be ascribed to the Internet of Things.

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