Includes "From Freedom to Bondage," by Herbert Spencer.

Some essays published earlier as pamphlets

Frederick Engels, Ernest Untermann, eds.

So far, we haven't done very well. We still largely rely on the first paradigm for the dangerous computers in cars, airplanes, and medical devices. As a result, there are medical systems that can't have security patches installed because that would invalidate their government approval. In 2015, Chrysler recalled 1.4 million cars to fix a software vulnerability. In September 2016, Tesla remotely sent a security patch to all of its Model S cars overnight. Tesla sure sounds like it's doing things right, but what vulnerabilities does this remote patch feature open up?

Samuel Moore, Edward Aveling, trans.

Kahane, trans.Foreword by Friedrich A.

Sherman’s first vlog entry for the official International Game Developers Association / IGDA meeting at GameFounders HQ, Bangsar South, Malaysia on 17/02/2017.

Foreword by Bettina Bien Greaves.

The technical reason these devices are insecure is complicated, but there is a at work. The Internet of Things is bringing computerization and connectivity to many tens of millions of devices worldwide. These devices will affect every aspect of our lives, because they're things like cars, home appliances, thermostats, light bulbs, fitness trackers, medical devices, smart streetlights and sidewalk squares. Many of these devices are low-cost, designed and built offshore, then rebranded and resold. The teams building these devices don't have the security expertise we've come to expect from the major computer and smartphone manufacturers, simply because the market won't stand for the additional costs that would require. These devices don't get security updates like our more expensive computers, and many don't even have a . And, unlike our computers and phones, they stay around for years and decades.

Appendix by Edward Atkinson, Introduction by Hodgson Pratt, Prefatory letter by Frédéric Passy.


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Anytime you put a full COTS OS in an embedded, Internet-connected system, you are asking for trouble. Even in systems like autos, where remote control isn't provided. I guess if you can't learn to parallel park, or avoid hitting something, then you'll have to take a chance.

It'll also get much more dangerous.

Any policy changes to secure this world-size robot will mean significant government regulation. I know it's a sullied concept in today's world, but I don't see any other possible solution. It's going to be especially difficult on the internet, where its permissionless nature is one of the best things about it and the underpinning of its most world-changing innovations. But I don't see how that can continue when the internet can affect the world in a direct and physical manner.

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5. The 'control' class can be the dangerous one. They only need user-level access, and they can do whatever you can do. Even protected code won't help. I don't feel for the folks who really need to control their refrigerator from Aruba. They can afford to replace a fridge full of food. The door locks and alarm system might mean a lot more expense, but they DO have insurance...right? Same applies to HVAC.

Perhaps Underwriter's Lab can increase their coverage.

Don't be daft, that is not just a ludicrous suggestion it goes against all sane reasoning about property ownership, as well as WEEE and other environmental legislation. Should I say that your garage door be "PERMANENTLY DISABLED" simply because the manufacturer decides to EOL it?

Possible approach one (liability):

Think about these IoT devices as "Attract nuisances" and look at the legislative framework already in existance. Then reason out why that would be undesirable as well.