Participatory Design Exercise Results


On the 10th of January 2014 we conducted a participatory design exercise discussing issues related to Internet collected “things” and their capabilities. The discussion was framed around a number of devices such as smart appliances, an in-car black box, a internet connected alarm clock and a smart toy.


Webcams Insecurities


As a first building block of our blog we would like to bring up a real life example, where interrogation of services and further description of device would be beneficial for the user to determine if a particular device or service can be really trusted. 

Just recently, Trendnet's webcams has been hacked to expose video feeds publicly.  These webcams were connected to the internet and readily accessible by anyone, causing privacy issues to great extent.

To find out more about this, please refer to BBC article Trendnet ruling heralds crackdown on insecure home webcams.

We are always interested in public opinion and you are free to share your thoughts in comments below.  

Latest news

Blog Categories