The EU has been urged to abandon the privacy rules ‘it is so hung up about’ because they are hampering technological innovation.
A Brussels conference on the future of the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Europe on Thursday heard from key industry figures on the emergence of an IoT ecosystem.
Wim de Waele, the CEO of Belgium’s Eggsplore who has been in the ICT business for almost 30 years, stressed the need to work on large-scale pilots to experiment with technology. Continue reading “IoT – Key to developing ‘hotbeds of innovation’”
Cisco has estimated that there will be 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices connected to the Internet by the year 2020. IoT has been a buzzword over the past couple of years. However, the buzz surrounding IoT in the year 2015 has IoT enthusiasts particularly excited. This year, IoT has taken center stage at many conferences around the world, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015), SEMI CON 2015, and Createc Japan, among others. Continue reading “IoT Challenges: Privacy, Security and Fog Computing”
Security, privacy and data management hold back the monetisation of IoT apps, but developers says 80% will generate revenue by 2018. Almost two-thirds of Internet of Things (IoT) applications in production today are generating revenue, new research had revealed. Continue reading “Two-thirds of Internet of Things apps make money – research”
Growing awareness of the Internet of Things has brought with it a desire amongst those building embedded systems to include some form of connectivity. But, as some of those designers have already found out to their cost, providing connectivity is one thing; providing security for such a system is another. Continue reading “You want to add security to your system, but where do you start?”
In the movies, people on the run are often hunted down because of their cell phones. There are countless scenes where expensive smartphones are smashed to bits, or dropped in rivers, to evade capture by nefarious government operatives or well-equipped mobsters. Continue reading “Is your smartphone being tracked? We asked an expert”
Rather scary, or not? At least there are some privacy issues. A new Swedish office block is implanting the workers inside of it with computer chips under their skin, rather than issuing them with ID cards. Continue reading “The Office That Microchips Its Staff (VIDEO)”
Home, connected home. The front door opens with a tap on an iPhone. The lights come up as if by magic. The oven sends a text: Dinner is ready. Sounds great, but I can’t shake the feeling that one day, maybe, just maybe, my entire apartment is going to get hacked. Continue reading “Dark Side to Internet of Things: Hacked Homes and Invasive Ads”
In the new Snowden era of data collection, the topic of privacy is a touchy one. As Loeb pointed out, most people have the option to not use Google, but if, one day, every coffeemaker on the shelf is a smart coffeemaker that transmits data back to the company that produced it, where is the choice to opt out? Continue reading “If all future appliances are “smart” appliances, will consumers have a choice to opt out?”
As more companies start developing internet-enabled devices that can connect and share data with other products, the issues of privacy and security are a growing concern for consumers and manufacturers, writes Stephen Ollerenshaw, director at Technology Law Alliance. Continue reading “Privacy matters in Internet of Things innovation race”
As the Internet of Things extends to automobiles, security, and privacy threats come along for the ride. Continue reading “Internet Of Things Meets Cars: Security Threats Ahead”