On Dec 18 Apple announced that Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance and board members form working group to develop open standard for smart home devices. That should be very good for home automation by promoting open standards, and Apple’s focus in HomeKit on security, among other things, should benefit every company and customer invested in home automation.
Speaking of your security and privacy, Apple last week published its Apple Platform Security Guide that sets the standard for security good practices. I’ve just written 3 blog posts about security and privacy and noted how much better Apple is then pretty much every other tech company in the same product areas.
The 3 blog posts I just published over the last several days are:
- Your Privacy is Being Violated – YOU Are The Product
- Fight to Protect your Security & Privacy Against Clueless Politicians
- Apple Open Sources HomeKit Accessory Development Kit
Opening up HomeKit is a great step forward for Apple. HomeKit security is superior to home automation tech from Amazon, Google, Samsung, etc. But Apple needs to do more to push HomeKit forward.
Your location is being tracked right now by hundreds of apps and web sites. They are violating your privacy. Once again, proving the adage that if you are not paying for a product, then… YOU are the product. In other words, your privacy is being violated by collecting and selling your location and other personal information.
Last Tue, Dec 10, in a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing clueless politicians once again attacked the security and privacy of every human on earth, by trying to fundamentally and fatally undermine encryption. We all must FIGHT BACK against these CLUELESS politicians that don’t understand technology.