The Internet of Shit, which I did not previously know about, may be my new favorite thing on the Internet.
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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lisa Rabey
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:04 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Internet of Things
a. Thank you everyone for your input! I asked this question out of curiosity, not for a project / paper / research area (yet). All the responses have been brilliant.
c. I've been made privy the security issues are so big you can drive a Mac truck through them, but I'm ignoring them at the moment to see what people are doing with the tech.
c. Andreas, if you haven't seen this before, I think you may enjoy Internet of Shit https://twitter.com/internetofshit
"Obviously the best thing to do is put a chip in it."
On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 9:40 AM, Andreas Orphanides <[log in to unmask]>
> I'm not a technofuturist of any sort, so maybe I'm the wrong person to
> be commenting on IoT (or maybe I'm exactly the right person)... but
> stuff in IoT land is going to get utterly horrible before it gets
> good. I'd argue that it might already be horrible, but it just doesn't
> have the penetration to be fully recognized.
> Object lessons:
> - Your Jeep can be hacked so that someone can remotely disable the
> brakes, thanks to crappy wifi. 
> - Your smart refrigerator leaks your gmail credentials. 
> - Your lightbulbs expose you to drive-by packet sniffing. 
> - Your internet-enabled wine decanter requires you to use
> vendor-provided wine bottle cartridges 
> There's a number of overlapping problems here
> - the "Compuserve of Things" issue , where every eager vendor is
> going to try to lock users out of competitors' products 
> - the expansion of this problem, which is that corporations will be
> tempted to use the power of embedded computing to maximize profit 
> - a more general "Internet of Sh*t" problem , where the security
> ramifications of network-enabling devices is not fully realized and
> users to all kinds of horrors. (As someone aptly put it: open
> network ports
> are like mucous membranes -- important for certain functions, but
> you don't
> want more of them exposed than necessary.)
> Now all of these problems can be solved, but I am not convinced that
> they will, unless and until things get particularly nasty:
> specifically, the commercial enterprises doing IoT stuff don't have a
> motive to make things better until it starts actually costing them money.
> What can libraries do about this? I don't know. Pushing for open
> standards helps. Implementing open standards helps. Practicing good
> security in IoT certainly helps. I do think that "Just because you
> can, it doesn't mean you should" is not a bad starting point,
> especially if we model stepping through the right risk analyses and
> security practices as we develop IoT in libraries.
> For now, I prefer to stick with Adama's Law: "If it can kill you,
> don't connect it to the network."
>  http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/
>  http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/rinesi20150925
>  https://twitter.com/internetofshit?lang=en
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 8:29 AM, Andrew Anderson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > For those who were not previously aware of IoT, here’s a primer
> > focused specifically on the library space:
> > IMHO this is still a very young concept, and not even fully imagined
> > yet, so there is no reason to feel like you’ve missed the boat, when
> > the ship hasn’t even reached the dock yet.
> > --
> > Andrew Anderson, President & CEO, Library and Information Resources
> > Network, Inc.
> > http://www.lirn.net/ | http://www.twitter.com/LIRNnotes |
> > http://www.facebook.com/LIRNnotes
> > On Mar 30, 2016, at 22:16, Lesli M <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > I feel compelled to pipe up about the comment "Very sad that a
> > didn't know what it was."
> > >
> > > Librarians come in all flavors and varieties. Until I worked in a
> > medical library, I had no idea what a systematic review was. I had
> > no
> > there was a variety of librarian called "clinical librarian."
> > >
> > > Do you know the hot new interest for law libraries? Medical libraries?
> > Science libraries?
> > >
> > > The IoT is a specific area of interest. Just like every other
> > > special
> > interest out there.
> > >
> > > Is it really justified to expect all librarians of all flavors and
> > varieties to know this very tech-ish thing called IoT?
> > >
> > > Lesli
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