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Re: [Nettime-nl] Het Netwerk van Golven
Rini Hartman on Sun, 3 Dec 2006 14:44:47 +0100 (CET)

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Re: [Nettime-nl] Het Netwerk van Golven

In aanvulling op het artikel -Het Netwerk van Golven- van Eric


rini hartman

Devices That Tell On You: The Nike+iPod Sport Kit
T. Scott Saponas, Jonathan Lester, Carl Hartung, and Tadayoshi Kohno.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington.

Key industry players are incorporating wireless radio communications
capabilities into many new personal consumer products. For example, the
new Nike+iPod Sport Kit from Apple consists of two components -- a
sensor and a receiver -- that communicate using a wireless radio
protocol. Unfortunately, there can be negative side-effects associated
with equipping these gadgets with wireless communications capabilities.

In the case of the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, research shows that the wireless
capabilities in this new gadget can negatively impact a consumer's
personal privacy and safety. A number of surveillance tools that could
be used by malicious individuals to track Nike+iPod Sport Kit owners.
These tools can track Nike+iPod Sport Kit owners while they our working
out, as well as when they are just casually walking around town, a
parking lot, or a college campus.

This work underscores the need for a broad public discussion about and
further research on the privacy-preserving properties of new wireless
personal gadgets.

We stress, however, that there is no evidence that Apple or Nike intended
for these devices to be used in any malicious manner.

Source: http://www.cs.washington.edu/research/systems/privacy.html

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