The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses a broad category of sensors that actively or passively report data from a place and a time. In the consumer world, products such as smart lightbulb and outlets, doorbell cameras, and other monitors provide information (and security issues) for individuals and families. Across society, everything from traffic cams to air quality sensors to utilities provide increasing amounts of data. The promise is that more data will help better inform policy decisions. The reality is that privacy, equity, and security issues abound, and these considerations need to be part of the development and deployment cycle.
Aaron Lucas – lab tech