What do your Smart Devices know about your Smart Home?

There is an old gag from the 1980’s called the “Russian Reversal” that talked about life in the Soviet Union. One popular form of this used to go, “In Soviet Russia Television watches you.”  Today, it has been turned on its head by “humorists” (ok, Reddit Users) who have put a new spin on it. Despite the implicit humor in the “American-Soviet Reversal” it is not hard to foresee what is possible if the power of ubiquitous monitoring goes unchecked.  Even in this video from Gizmodo, the authors seem to blithely ignore the very real peril of the “Nothing to hide, Nothing to Fear” mentality.