Level 36
In the rush to embrace IoT devices, we shouldn’t trade in our privacy and security for the added convenience

Ours is an interconnected world. We have smart doorbells, so we can check on our smartphones who rang, smartwatches to track our children’s’ locations, and fitness trackers to see how we are doing with our physical health. The Internet of Things revolution has even swept our households with a whole range of smart home appliances ranging from smart tea kettles to smart washing machines to smart fridges.

All of this makes life easier, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it makes our life more secure. Being able to manage most of your household from your smartphone may be convenient, but are the gadgets you choose safe? Here are some of the Internet of Things (IoT) gizmos that may, for convenience’s sake, infringe on your privacy.
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Level 1
I would want to keep my house as simple as possible (when I can afford one 😅) because these smart devices are a security and privacy threat, but could also make the house more difficult to maintain. I know a bit about software - and usually it doesn't "just work" - it needs updates, patches, sometimes it gets errors. And I wouldn't want my home to stop working when the internet gets cut off.


Level 25
And I wouldn't want my home to stop working when the internet gets cut off.
In the past, when there was a massive blackout due to a natural disaster, people who relied on credit cards and did not have cash were unable to shop, which was very inconvenient.
It's very important that the Internet of Things depends on the conditions of electricity and communications.