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House thermostat died. Suggestions for replacements that don’t spy on me?

There are a lot of projects -- like the well-publicized "Build an Open-source Nest in a Day" -- that have built open-source thermostats. But those are "projects". Are there any #IndieIoT thermostat products ready to go that I can buy? Or do I have to build my own? I'm looking for suggestions. P.S.: I'm using…

Wild idea: @mozilla $100 million open-source security project

In light of the #heartbleed bug: Mozilla could: get $5m from Google $5m from Facebook $5m from Amazon, IBM, Yahoo etc. etc. get $1m each from Fidelity, and BofA and all the banks get $1m each from the major e-commerce sites and from anybody who uses open-source code for their business and really gets hurt…

Securing My Personal Digital Assets

Some questions to ponder: If your house burned down, with all your computers inside, how much critical data would you and your family lose? What if you were hit by the bus, could your family still do everything they needed to do? Would they even know which bills to pay on-line every month? It struck…

ProductsIWant: A VRM Experiment

One of Vendor Relationship Management's most appealing ideas is what Doc Searls calls "intent casting": the (public) announcement by a customer to want to purchase something, so vendors can start competing for the business. Could this idea also be applied to products that don't exist yet? Let's start an experiment: Going forward, when I come…

ProductsIWant: a networked indoor pollen and dust meter

It's allergy-season. This weekend the pollen forecast is going from yellow to red. I keep windows and doors closed as much as possible. I also have an indoor air filter, which -- never mind what the allergy doctors say -- is more effective than any allergy pills. Nevertheless stuff comes in. I'd like to figure out where…