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Balancing Optimism for a Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint

The article explores the unique features of IoT, the concerns of data protection and privacy in IoT context, and it discusses the potentiality of having a licensing regime for IoT developers in Hon...

How are Big Data and IoT Interrelated?

The relationship between big data and IoT is one of symbiosis, where seamless IoT connectivity and consequent big data capture and analysis can help enterprises in having a higher level of understa...

I Have Nothing to Hide, so Why Should I Care About Privacy?

Next installment in the smart city privacy series. Why is privacy so important and how does surveillance capitalism fit with the development of the smart city?
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Privacy Concerns in Smart Cities

Mo Connections, Mo Vulnerabilities. The more connected IoT devices a smart city employs, the greater the risk to individual privacy. This blog explores one example of a company working on smart cit...
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How to Protect Your Smart Home Devices From Hackers

Smart devices can seriously impact your privacy. This article is about understanding and avoiding the privacy risks of connected devices.
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Anatomy of a Smart City (Part I)

Adding to our series on smart city privacy, this piece clarifies the composition—from home to health to governance—of a smart city.
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The Modern Smart City Comes of Age

As modern smart cities dawn on the horizon, we should learn lessons from the first industrial revolution about privacy and space allocation.
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The Origins of Smart City Privacy

What can we learn about the origins of smart city privacy from what privacy meant in Neolithic cities? For one, privacy seems to be an intrinsic human need.
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The Risk of “Credential Stuffing” to the Smart Home

"Credential stuffing" is a dangerous brute force attack to which smart home owners are particularly exposed. We need better admin. and cybersecurity practices.
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Privacy as a Privilege: The Flip Side of Tech Advances

From smart homes to smart cars to smart cities, IoT enables new government surveillance practices. What should the average citizen make of this?