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Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK
Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan
Director, Babilim Light Industries

Website | @aallan

Alasdair Allan is a director at Babilim Light Industries and a scientist, author, hacker, maker, and journalist. An expert on the internet of things and sensor systems, he’s famous for hacking hotel radios, deploying mesh networked sensors through the Moscone Center during Google I/O, and for being behind one of the first big mobile privacy scandals when, back in 2011, he revealed that Apple’s iPhone was tracking user location constantly. He’s written eight books and writes regularly for Hackster.io, Hackaday, and other outlets. A former astronomer, he also built a peer-to-peer autonomous telescope network that detected what was, at the time, the most distant object ever discovered.

Sessions

16:35–17:15 Friday, 3/06/2016
IoT & real-time
Location: Capital Suite 10/11 Level: Intermediate
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Privacy is no longer "a social norm," but this may not survive as the Internet of Things grows. Big data is all very well when it is harvested in the background. But it's a very different matter altogether when your things tattle on you behind your back. Alasdair Allan explains how the rush to connect devices to the Internet has led to sloppy privacy and security and why that can't continue. Read more.