Monthly Archives: December 2007

Vol. 62, n° 11-12, November-December 2007
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Guest editors
Emmanuel Kessous, France Télécom R&D, France
Serge Proulx, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada


Emmanuel Kessous, Serge Proulx

When objects communicate gaining the trust of human actors and exploring the issue of digital tracking

Emmanuel KESSOUS

Laboratoire SENSE, France Télécom, division Recherche et Développement – 38-40, rue du Général Leclerc, 92794 Issy les Moulineaux Cedex 9, France

Abstract  The “Internet of things” is likely to give a second breath to the information society. However, the loss of control over personal information is both problematical and widely criticized. The “promise” of a better society offered by new services based on communication between machines carries with it frightening corollaries: it evokes a totalitarian space, where anonymous exchanges are no longer possible and the various traits of people’s digital identities are stored by agents of public and business powers.» Read the summary

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