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The IoT wars are over, maybe? Amazon, Apple, Google give up on smart-home domination dreams, agree to develop common standards

bazza Silver badge

Re: As I Have Mentioned Here OFTEN.....

There’s another angle to this. In the same way a Android mobile phone is Skyhooking - telling Google what WiFi SSIDs it can see and whereabouts it is - devices for home automation may start doing the same for whatever RF network they eventually settle on using. It’s only a small leap of the imagination that that RF network gets added to mobile phones.

Then what will happen is that visitors’ mobile phones will be hoovering up details of your home automation network and relaying that to whomever. Probably. Which could be a very bad thing...

Anyway, I can’t see that this new standard is going to do too much to deny its creators another data slurping opportunity...

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