When asked whether the internet of things would be a boon for the NSA or merely a whole lot of digital noise to sift through, NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett replied, “Both.”
Should we be worried?
I can see the temptation IoT provides the NSA (and other governments’ spies). I mean, we voluntarily carry devices that can be both hacked and tracked. However, I’m sure that no one — not even the NSA — is interested in how much sleep I got last night or the fact that my steps consisted of those from the TV to the refrigerator.