US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you

James Clapper did not name specific agency as being involved in surveillance via smart-home devices but said in congressional testimony it is a distinct possibility

The US intelligence chief has acknowledged for the first time that agencies might use a new generation of smart household devices to increase their surveillance capabilities.

As increasing numbers of devices connect to the internet and to one another, the so-called internet of things promises consumers increased convenience – the remotely operated thermostat from Google-owned Nest is a leading example. But as home computing migrates away from the laptop, the tablet and the smartphone, experts warn that the security features on the coming wave of automobiles, dishwashers and alarm systems lag far behind.

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Tim Cook deletes blurry Super Bowl picture after Twitter ridicule

Apple chief executive turns crummy smartphone snap into Twitter sensation after trying to hide his iPhone’s less-than-perfect photo

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has deleted a tweet containing a blurry on-the-field photo from the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

The photo was shot from the 30-foot line in San Francisco’s Levi’s stadium as the gold confetti rained down on the celebrating team, supporters and Broncos staff.

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