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    The NSA is seeking new ways to satisfy its hunger for raw data by exploiting the so-called internet of things, an emerging network connecting objects such as vehicles, home appliances and biomedical devices.

    “We’re looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now,” the spy agency’s Deputy Director Richard Ledgett told a conference on military technology at Washington’s Newseum on Friday.

    The official said biomedical data for the NSA “maybe a niche kind of thing … a tool in the toolbox," according to the Intercept.

    Replying to a question, Ledgett said the internet of things would be both “a security nightmare or a signals intelligence bonanza” from the agency’s standpoint.

    “As my job is to penetrate other people’s networks, complexity is my friend,” he said. “The first time you update the software, you introduce vulnerabilities, or variables rather. It’s a good place to be in a penetration point of view.”

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    While the internet, smartphones and the falling price of surveillance hardware have severely eroded privacy, the internet of things will end it entirely.

    Every single thing you do, including in your own home if you adopt IoT technologies (like home automation) will be tracked and recorded.
 
 
 
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