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Law is playing catch-up with Internet of Things


WikiLeaks's latest dump of 9,000 CIA files revealed that US spies, in collusion with British intelligence services, had, as well as targeting smartphones and computers, developed a programme called Weeping Angel, which is allegedly able to turn a television set into a monitoring device - even when it appears to be switched off.

Frightening indeed - and it is all down to something called the Internet of Things. As the physical and online worlds merge, IoT devices of every type become able to gather information and communicate with each other.

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