Re: Observations on (non-technical) changes affecting IETF operations

Rich Kulawiec <rsk@gsp.org> Mon, 07 March 2016 13:39 UTC

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On Sun, Mar 06, 2016 at 04:58:19PM +0000, Jari Arkko wrote:
> However, from my perspective there are some pretty big things in the
> works and big problems that people should solve, for instance:

[snip]

> * privacy in the Internet
> * security in the Internet of Things

These are connected and in desperate need of serious attention.  I've
spent some of the past few years studying these areas and the situation
is awful...and getting worse in a hurry.  The rush to market new devices
has turned into a stampede, with the accompanying construction of enormous
data-rich repositories, often stuffed full of data collected without
informed consent and lacking even a token level of security.

I think the IETF could (and should) make substantial contributions
in this area.  But if we're going to do so, we need to dive in now.

---rsk