Today’s Tech Sightings:
The world is becoming increasingly more connected with the proliferation of Internet of Things Devices and connected cars and appliances. That might be a boon for people seeking convenience, but it also opens all kinds of doors to hackers and cyber criminals only too eager to take advantage of the lack of security surrounding these gadgets, including your connected car.
What does the future look like? A Samsung report titled SmartThings Future of Living Report offers some tantalizing possibilities, including buildings and streets that automatically recharge your mobile devices, space ports and self-contained cities.
Apple and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are on Capitol Hill Tuesday for Congressional hearings to tackle the ongoing controversy about unlocking an iPhone that belonged to a mass shooter and balancing privacy and security. The move comes after a New York judge ruled that Apple doesn’t have to unlock an iPhone in a similar case. Apple maintains the case could set a dangerous precedent. The FBI argues that unlocking the iPhone in the California case will aid their terrorism investigation. But as writer Lance Ulanoff points out, the case is much more complicated than that.
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