30 Aug '14, 5am

The Internet of Things Versus Slumlords

It is a sad fact of life that the disadvantaged are often victims of abuse, because they lack the resources to fight back. But knowledge is power, and the right data can be an ally in legal efforts to confront the abusers. The Internet of Things can provide that data, and the group Heat Seek NYC plans to use it to combat slumlords in New York City. Heat Seek NYC describes itself as a "civic hacking project" with the goal of ensuring that no New Yorker spends the winter in a frigid apartment. To that end, the organization has developed an IoT thermostat and launched a Kickstarter campaign to get it produced and installed in tenement apartments across the city. The idea is to give responsible landlords a means of identifying heating problems in their buildings, and giving tenants the tools to take irresponsible landlords (a.k.a. slumlords) to court. IoT thermostats like the ...

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The Internet of Things Versus Slumlords

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