Connected devices are usually a black box. When you buy a smart toaster, you don’t know how much of your data it’s beaming up to cloud or whether its lax security has allowed it to become part of a bot network.
How are you supposed to know which smart lightbulb you can trust?
Trustable Technology Mark with the help of Mozilla Foundation, NYU Law, the University of Dundee, and other institutions is trying to solve this problem. It’s a certification that aims to recognize companies building connected devices that have stellar data and privacy practices, are transparent and secure, and have some guarantee of longevity.