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Member #146957

Member Since: August 16, 2010

Country: United States

  • Will PRS and/or A+PRS be part of the AVC, or something separate? And is the “autonomous human rider class” the same thing as A+PRS last year?

  • I am from the Denver area, and sure the weather is mostly nice in October, but we frequently get our first snow sometime during the second week of October. And, it is not unusual to get thunderstorms in October (but those can happen all summer, so eh).

  • It varies from state to state, and there are some federal laws that mostly apply to government use/misuse. Also, I think a lot of it depends on who or why or what it is being sold for (like id theft). But, I’m no expert.

    Anyway, great article, and thought provoking - thanks! Yet, I’m still having trouble figuring out how to be actually worried about any IoT privacy issues. Probably because I don’t yet have many (any?) IoT devices around me.

  • I noticed that your article implies that ISPs can sell sensitive information like Social Security numbers. I think that there are already laws against this; like selling credit card numbers or banking information, this information is used to commit identity theft and fraud, so companies can’t just sell it. Otherwise, any company could sell their employees addresses, phone numbers, SSNs, etc (which they all have) and create chaos.

  • Good point! I never thought about ISPs knowing when you are home (or not). That’s a little freaky. I suppose if one were really paranoid, one could write some code to frequently ping the internet to make it look like someone is at home.

  • ISPs aren’t (at least shouldn’t be) a big concern for privacy. Anyone can avoid them collecting private info by using encryption (https eg) and/or VPNs. The much bigger concern are the large internet companies like google and facebook. (Notice that google no longer uses the motto “Don’t be evil”).

  • October? Really? Did you forget about the weather in Colorado in October? It frequently snows, and/or rains a lot.

  • It’s a good idea, but I don’t get the price. I mean this is just an arduino mashed up with a breadboard. I could buy both of those for like $6 from China (maybe not the highest quality, but still, if I want to go for the best name brand stuff, $30 and still saving a lot).

  • Any chance we could get a demo video of the sweep? Preferably with some outdoor testing? That would be cool to see.

  • That’s just silly, pants aren’t patented, they’re pantented!

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