The paradox of the control room

Yesterday I was invited to speak as privacy expert at a conference on home automation organised by Dutch radio station BNR. The title of the conference was: ‘your house as a control room’. The title was apt, as it underscores two major issues in home automation and the ‘internet of things’ more generally: who’s in control, and who’s under control?
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How to secure your security research? Six tips.

As a security-researcher, you might just be itching to investigate the security of a product. That doesn’t come without risk: you can get into trouble with companies and possibly even with the public prosecutor, especially when the stakes are high. How do you do security research while minimising the legal risks? Some tips. Continue reading