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Consortium Wants Standards for 'Internet of Things' Photo Attention: Internet of Things.

Consortium Wants Standards for 'Internet of Things'

For better or worse, big boys are in the room. A consortium of industrial giants, including AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM and Intel said on Thursday that they would cooperate to create engineering standards to connect objects, sensors and large computing systems in some of the world’s largest industrial assets, like oil refineries, factories or harbors. The White House and other United States governmental entities were also involved in the creation of the group, which is expected to enroll other large American and foreign businesses. Dimensional Programming. BMW sounds alarm over tech companies seeking connected car data. BMW has warned that technology companies and advertisers are putting increasing pressure on carmakers to surrender data collected by connected cars, underlining the fine line being taken by the automotive industry between functionality and privacy.

BMW sounds alarm over tech companies seeking connected car data

Ian Robertson, the German manufacturer’s board member for sales and marketing, said every car rolling off its production lines now offered some form of wireless connectivity – which can yield information about location, speed, acceleration, even the occupants of the car. “There’s plenty of people out there saying, ‘Give us all the data you’ve got and we can tell you what we can do with it’,” he said on the sidelines of the Detroit motor show, adding that this included “Silicon Valley” companies, as well as advertising groups. “And we’re saying, ‘No thank you’.”

3 reasons why the Internet of Things (still) doesn’t make sense. Yoon Boo-Keun, president and co-chief executive officer of Samsung, speaks at a news conference during CES in Las Vegas.

3 reasons why the Internet of Things (still) doesn’t make sense

Samsung has emerged as one of the biggest backers for the “Internet of Things.” (Patrick T. Your car is a giant computer - and it can be hacked - Jun. 1, 2014. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) It's not far-fetched science fiction.

Your car is a giant computer - and it can be hacked - Jun. 1, 2014

It's the near-term future today's hackers are warning about. Most people aren't aware their cars are already high-tech computers. And now we're networking them by giving them wireless connectivity. Yet there's a danger to turning your car into a smartphone on wheels: It makes them a powerful target for hackers. Soon, You'll Know As Much About What You Buy As the Company That Made It. By David Berreby The term "Big Data" naturally conjures up images of Big Users, like the government or Google or Costco.

Soon, You'll Know As Much About What You Buy As the Company That Made It

It's easy to see why big enterprises crunch data to learn, for example, which groceries people want on the first day of a heat wave and which they want later on, or how warmed-up Scots buy different foods than people on a hot day in England, or how your recent Facebook activity hints that you're in the market for a new printer. But Big Data is now so abundant and accessible that it can also be used by us smallfolk. Case in point: Buycott, a new app for smartphones that scans a product code and tells you in an instant who will profit if you buy the thing. Don't want to help the Koch brothers make more money? Ivan Pardo, a Los Angeles programmer, created Buycott to help people create and maintain campaigns. In pre-industrial times, people had an almost personal relationship to their stuff.

Internet of things. Web World Things. Internet of things. Internet of Things. IoT - Internet des Objets. Iot. Next Web. Internet of You: Users Become Part of the City-as-a-System. While new wearable technologies such as Google Glass and FitBit have recently captured media and consumer attention, they’re really just the vanguard of a larger story — wearables’ potential for making cities smarter through connecting systems, analyzing collected data and making policy decisions based on the results.

Internet of You: Users Become Part of the City-as-a-System

In a recent study conducted by the Governing Institute, 27 percent of respondents said that wearable technologies’ data collection would make for better decision-making, while 14 percent said it would increase communication between government and citizens. When asked if connecting through devices to the network creates better places to live, 19 percent agreed and 32 percent agreed somewhat. Given the newness of their market entry, wearable technologies have not yet made a significant impression on government leaders entrusted with bringing systemic innovation to the infrastructure, buildings and municipal facilities of the future. Tomorrow’s Workplace The Wearable Wave. The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes. Little sensors, big impact: CardioMEMs sensors are implanted using minimally invasive techniques. intelfreepress/Flickr When people talk about “the next big thing,” they’re never thinking big enough.

The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes

This Country is Leading the Internet of Things Revolution (Hint: It's Not the U.S.) (CHL, CSCO) It's easy to assume that because Silicon Valley has some of the biggest and most innovative companies in the world, that the US then receives the best technology available.

This Country is Leading the Internet of Things Revolution (Hint: It's Not the U.S.) (CHL, CSCO)

But when it comes to sheer connections and mass adoption of the Internet of Things, China is leading the way. For those keeping up the Internet of Things (IoT), this may not be much of a surprise, but China's lead is only getting bigger. Connecting things like never beforeAccording to a report released by GSMA over the summer, 27% of all global machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are in China, while all of Europe has 29% and the US has 19%. China is using M2M connections to manage smart cities. Data Protection Officials Adopt Internet of Things Declaration and Big Data Resolution. 10 enterprise Internet of Things deployments with actual results.

Much of the media focus on IoT has been on connected devices like smart appliances, wearable devices, and other novelties.

10 enterprise Internet of Things deployments with actual results

However, at Cisco’s Internet of Things World Forum in Chicago last month, a number of complex deployments that have transformed cities or businesses were highlighted. Here are 10 of the more interesting deployments. BC Hydro, British Columbia, Canada. The Internet of Things (IoT) will fail if security has no context. The Internet of Things (IoT) has everyone giddy.

The Internet of Things (IoT) will fail if security has no context

You can record shows with your phone that you forgot to set on your DVR before you left the house. You can unlock your house without a key or turn on your lights before you get home. You can turn on the heater remotely so it's nice and toasty before you step in the door. Much more is to come; there's buzz about the connected car, healthcare devices, and the endless possibilities. Analysts at IDC predict IoT spending will exceed $7.3 trillion by 2017. The ‘Internet of Things’, Part 2: top 7 recommendations from EU privacy regulators.

Our last post looked at 10 personal data protection and privacy challenges arising from the growing ‘Internet of Things’ (“IoT”) that the Article 29 Working Party (“WP”) identified in its recent Opinion. Together with these challenges, the WP also made a number of potential recommendations for the various stakeholders in the IoT ecosystem. Here we consider the top 7 recommendations. What was recommended? In setting out its recommendations, the WP specifically refers to its previous opinion on apps for smart devices (see ‘Appy Campers - Mobile Apps and Data Privacy) as directly relevant to the IoT. The WP has stated that app developers and device manufacturers should provide: Internet of Things will transform life, but experts fear for privacy and personal data. Click photo to enlarge Tom Coates has outfitted his San Francisco, home with 13... (Karl Mondon-Bay Area News Group) It will help you avoid traffic jams as you travel from work to that hot new spot you've been dying to try out, tell you on the way about the bar's half-price coupons and let you check your home video monitors while knocking back a few to see if your cat is clawing the couch again.

But it also might alert your insurer if your car is weaving when you head home and report your frequent drinking to your boss. "It" is the Internet of Things, which promises to transform daily life, making it easier to work, travel, shop and stay healthy. "These are incredibly convenient devices," said University of Colorado law professor Scott Peppet, who has extensively researched the Internet of Things. Nonetheless, he added, "I don't think we're being overly reactive to say, 'Wait a minute, what are the constraints on using that information? So how could others see that personal information? Connected cars are accelerating consumer benefits and driving privacy issues. Each model year brings cars that are getting smarter and more connected, offering new safety features and consumer conveniences.

By the end of the decade, one in five vehicles on the road will be connected to the Internet. But for consumers to welcome these advances, they need to be sure their personal data will be handled in a trustworthy manner, as early research shows that considerable numbers of new car buyers are concerned about data privacy when it comes to car connectivity. To address those concerns, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers have come together to put forward a set of privacy principles for vehicle technologies and services.

Security and the Internet of Things. An ever-increasing number of our consumer electronics is internet-connected. We're living at the dawn of the age of the Internet of Things. Appliances ranging from light switches and door locks, to cars and medical devices boast connectivity in addition to basic functionality. The convenience can't be beat. But what are the security and privacy implications? Is a patient implanted with a remotely-controllable pacemaker at risk for security compromise? How The Internet Of Things Market Will Grow. BI Intelligence. The Internet of Things Has Arrived — And So Have Massive Security Issues. Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired. What is pervasive computing (ubiquitous computing)? - Definition from WhatIs.com. Pervasive computing (also called ubiquitous computing) is the growing trend towards embedding microprocessors in everyday objects so they can communicate information.