Can gadgets betray us? Is the Pope Catholic?
But Vamosi’s new book goes beyond a critique of Apple and Google. When Gadgets Betray Us is a broad warning about how the latest technology hardware – from smart meters to medical devices – is leaking our data. And Vamosi offers a broad critique of technology, even arguing that we need to redefine the concept of “hacking” in an age where both privacy and traditional notions of intellectual property are in crisis.
So is Vamosi correct? Can gadgets really betray us?
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Robert Vamosi is a Senior Analyst for Mocana, a hardware security start up, and author of When Gadgets Betray Us. For more than a decade he has been an award-winning journalist and analyst who has been covering digital security issues as a contributing editor at PCWorld, a blogger at Forbes.com, and for many years a senior editor at ZDNet/CNET. Over the years he has discussed computer security issues on ABC, NBC, the BBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, and various other...