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Cyber-Kinetic Security and Privacy Threats in Smart Cities

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More than half of the world’s population lives in cities. The UN estimates that by 2050 that proportion will be 68% - more than 6 billion people living in high-density conditions. This raises significant challenges. What is the best way to ensure...

Importance of Privacy for Smart Cities and IoT

From The Jetsons to Blade Runner, to Back to the Future, to A.I. to The 5th Element, popular culture has long been fascinated by what the future would look like for ordinary people. In these films and countless others, humans of the...

Technology Trends for 2019 – More Amazing Than Flying Cars

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Technologies that could change the world have been a popular topic for the past half century. True, the predictions that everyone would drive flying cars have not materialized, but what has materialized would astound those who offered such predictions 50 years ago....

Cyber-Kinetic Risks: The Unintended Consequence of IoT in a 5G World

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Getting smart about security in smart systems Smart used to be something we called people or pets. It wasn't a term one would use to describe one's hairbrush. That is changing, of course, in an era of accelerating...

Threat of Intentional Electromagnetic Interference (IEMI)

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As our cities, our transportation, our energy and manufacturing – our everything – increasingly embrace Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Controls Systems (ICS), securing its underlying cyber-physical systems (CPS) grows ever more crucial. Yet, even among engineers and cyber security specialists,...

Getting Street Smart – The Inherent Privacy Risks of Smart Cities

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Humans are moving to cities at an unprecedented rate. Today 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas with that number expected to grow to 68% by 2050. The trend of urbanization is dramatic enough, but when it is layered with...

Is Open Living, Smart Living? – Future of Privacy in our Smart Cities – 2

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In part one of this short series on smart cities and privacy, I looked at the driving forces and factors behind the development of the smart city. Factors such as environmental change, technological advances, and increasing need for sustainability, as cities become...

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Report: IoT Privacy Forum – Clearly Opaque – Privacy Risks of the IoT

The IoT Privacy Forum has launched its newest report, Clearly Opaque: Privacy Risks of the Internet of Things. The result of eighteen months of research comprising workshops and interviews with forty experts, practitioners and scholars, the report is one of the most comprehensive explorations of IoT privacy and governance issues currently available.
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Guide: ACLU – Making Smart Decisions About Smart Cities

ACLU just published a guide on Smart Cities. It looks at how to balance the innovation with privacy risks and features a number of real-life case studies. From the intro: "In some cases, technological solutions to urban issues can reflect or even exacerbate racial or economic inequality rather than allocate city resources and services fairly. Technologies that collect information about residents and visitors can generate and expose deeply personal information or even be repurposed to function as surveillance tools..."
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Smart cities? Tell it like it is, they’re surveillance cities

ACLU just published a guide on Smart Cities. It looks at how to balance the innovation with privacy risks and features a number of real-life case studies. From the intro: "In some cases, technological solutions to urban issues can reflect or even exacerbate racial or economic inequality rather than allocate city resources and services fairly. Technologies that collect information about residents and visitors can generate and expose deeply personal information or even be repurposed to function as surveillance tools..."

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