Spying in the U.S. is worse than under Nazi Germany, the Stasi, J. Edgar Hoover … or Orwell's 1984.
Yesterday, U.S. Intelligence Boss James Clapper said that the government will spy on Americans through the internet of things ("IoT"):
In the future, intelligence services might use the [IoT] for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials.
Yves Smith has the definitive comment on Clapper's statement:
Oh, come on. The whole point of the IoT is spying. The officialdom is just trying to persuade you that it really is a big consumer benefit to be able to tell your oven to start heating up before you get home.