I may be getting paranoid (at least my wife thinks so), but every time I hear/read about the internet of things, all that is said is how wonderful it will be to have everything interconnected and accessible from anywhere you happen to be. However, after all the revelations about the collection and misuse of meta data, it seems to me that the potential for abuse once my entire home is online is enormous. We already know what can be inferred from phone meta data. What inferences could be made when outside agencies know the frequency of use devices like my fridge, stove, air-conditioner and possibly even my light switches and toilet. When my TV is online and data on my viewing habits is routinely collected, what will that tell the watchers about me?