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elizabethv
elizabethv
10/25/2017 8:02:35 AM
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Re: Vodadone IOT Security
@Ariella - Yeah, my dog is microchipped, but I wouldn't microchip my kids. My kids carry personal alarms when we are in public (it's a necklace, and you can disconnect the "pendant" from the necklace if they get lost or feel like they are in danger. When it's disconnected an extremely loud alarm goes off. That's plenty of "safety" for me, and it doesn't have to be implanted in them. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
10/25/2017 7:54:14 AM
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Re: Vodadone IOT Security
@afwriter - my Mom actually has an implanted device to help with her migraines. I guess it was initially used for seizures but they found it  also works for migraines. There are little pads that give a steady current (from my understanding) in four places on her head, two on her forehead, two further back, and then wires that connect all the pads and then run down her back to a battery pack on her lower back, and she has to charge by wearing some device once a week or so. And I would absolutely never have something like that. (I say without having experienced the delibiltating migraines my Mom has, and do agree that could potentially change my opinion.) My husband thinks her whole device is amazing and calls her the "Terminator." But I hate the idea of things like that, up to and including hating getting an IV. I won't move whatever arm the IV is in, no matter what.

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Ariella
Ariella
10/24/2017 2:15:06 PM
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Re: Vodadone IOT Security
@elizabethv Hopefully, they won't be forced on any people, though I could picture some paranoid parents considering it for their children.  So far, though, there is a storng push to get pets chipped. See https://pets.webmd.com/features/microchipping-your-dog-or-cat#1 

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afwriter
afwriter
10/24/2017 1:12:32 PM
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Re: Vodadone IOT Security
I'm with you on that for anything other than medical uses. People have been getting implants for years (pacemakers for example) but having someone insert a chip into me so I can swipe my hand to enter the building is ludicrous. There has already been at least one horror movie about this concept (The Belko Experiment) which was a great example of how terribly wrong implants can go. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
10/24/2017 9:06:00 AM
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Re: Vodadone IOT Security
@Ariella - Yeah, I'm fine with wearables, the Owlet is a wearable. I draw the line at implants and/or tattoos. (Not normal tattoos for decoration - anything that would contain my information kind of tattoo.) I was astounded by the number of people that agreed to the implants a few months ago. Nope, nope, nope. Not for me. I'll sell flowers on the side of the road before I'd get an implant.

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Ariella
Ariella
10/24/2017 9:03:48 AM
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Re: Vodadone IOT Security
@elizabeth I think we're on the path from wearables to implantables -- or at least wearables that you don't even notice are there like small tattoos. They already do exist, but I believe they will become far more common.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
10/24/2017 9:03:47 AM
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Re: Vodafone's Skpper on State of IoT Security
@mpourarayan - That's crazy that the stock price is that high! (Though the conspiracy therist in me believes it's all just a made up game for the rich anyway.....) Still, I heard that us regular folk who had their identity stolen will have to deal with this situation the rest of their lives. Social security numbers were taken and with those, they can be used and sold and reused until you die. So, so great for Equifax to have jumped back, I have a feeling people who actually had their information stolen won't bounce back quite as quickly. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
10/24/2017 9:00:50 AM
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Re: Vodadone IOT Security
@Ariella - That's a good point. My parents lament continually about the things I have for my kids that they never had for theirs. I supposed we all adapt and adjust with what we do have and don't really know much better. Though at least in this one area it's easy to see the problem and wish for its change before the next generation start having their babies. Who knows what kinds of gadgets the next generation will have for their babies. 

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afwriter
afwriter
10/23/2017 11:42:55 PM
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Re: Vodafone's Skpper on State of IoT Security
While it would have been nice for Equifax to not have the breach to begin with, I think they have done a pretty good job cleaning up their mess. That or we have been so programmed to move onto the next thing that investors forgot about the incident already. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/23/2017 3:08:42 PM
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Re: Vodafone's Skpper on State of IoT Security
They have no choice but not to--that's the driving force all have to recognize.   Any attempt at treating it hap-hazardly (ala Equifax) will be brutal--Although Equifax seems to have recovered..just checked the stock price--over $ 100 right now.

 

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