How Much Safety Can a Smart Home Actually Provide

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July 17, 2015

In a piece sponsored by IT company Cisco, The Guardian looks into the relatively unchartered frontier of connected homes.

The U.K.’s chief scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport wrote in a government review: “The Internet of things could have a greater impact on society than the first digital revolution.” In response, The Guardian reporter Oscar Williams posits the question, how can governments ensure the impact is positive?

The article discusses the issue of sensors in the home and liability, as well as the often-discussed concern of cyber-security and privacy.

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