Internet of Things - Privacy and Security in a Connected World The Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop to explore consumer privacy and security issues posed by the growing connectivity of devices. The ability of everyday devices to communicate with each other and with people is becoming more prevalent and often is referred to as “The Internet of Things.” Connected devices can communicate with consumers, transmit data back to companies, and compile data for third parties such as researchers, health care providers, or even other consumers, who can measure how their product usage compares with that of their neighbors. The workshop brought together academics, business and industry representatives, and consumer advocacy groups to explore the security and privacy issues in this changing world. The workshop served to inform the Commission about the developments in this area. The workshop was held at the FTC’s satellite building conference center, located at 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC, and was free and open to the public.
Internet of Things Examples Check on the baby Aimed at helping to prevent SIDS, the Mimo monitor is a new kind of infant monitor that provides parents with real-time information about their baby's breathing, skin temperature, body position, and activity level on their smartphones. // Visit Remember to take your meds GlowCaps fit prescription bottles and via a wireless chip provide services that help people stick with their prescription regimen; from reminder messages, all the way to refill and doctor coordination. // Visit Track your activity levels Using your smartphone's range of sensors (Accelerometer, Gyro, Video, Proximity, Compass, GPS, etc) and connectivity options (Cell, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, etc) you have a well equipped Internet of Things device in your pocket that can automatically monitor your movements, location, and workouts throughout the day.
Internet of things optimizes events while reducing privacy Pugwash’s discussion topic this week was privacy and the Internet of things. Computing power is becoming more powerful, and is being used to record our everyday activities in ways that were never imagined even ten years ago. This explosion of data can provide a better experience for all of us, but at the same time, it puts the minutia of our lives on the Internet, where it could potentially be seen by anyone. Welcome to the Internet of things. From watches to toothbrushes, thermostats to refrigerators, tech companies are encouraging us to record our activities and send the data up into the cloud, where they can look at it and optimize our experiences. Due to how cheap and available technology is, it is easy to incorporate it into the most mundane aspects of our lives.
Internet of Things - Architecture — IOT-A: Internet of Things Architecture The Architectural Reference Model (ARM), presented in this book by the members of the IoT-A project team makes it possible to connect vertically closed systems, architectures and application areas so as to create open interoperable systems and integrated environments and platforms. It constitutes a foundation from which software companies can capitalize on the benefits of developing consumer-oriented platforms including hardware, software and services. The material is structured in two parts. Part A introduces the general concepts developed for and applied in the ARM. It is aimed at end users who want to use IoT technologies, managers interested in understanding the opportunities generated by these novel technologies, and system architects who are interested in an overview of the underlying basic models. It also includes several case studies to illustrate how the ARM has been used in real-life scenarios.
International Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT) The Internet of Things has become a well-known brand for a set of research issues in the pervasive and ubiquitous computing communities. The WoT workshop series is the prime location for researchers and practitioners to share their results and projects with the Web of Things community. Can’t make it to the workshop?
Fujitsu and Microsoft collaborate to transform manufacturing processes through IoT innovation HANOVER, Germany and TOKYO, April 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Hannover Messe event, Fujitsu Limited and Microsoft Corp. announced their collaboration to bring innovative operational excellence to manufacturing with the help of Fujitsu devices powered by Windows 8.1 Pro, the Internet of Things (IoT) services of FUJITSU Cloud A5 for Microsoft Azure, and the Fujitsu IoT/M2M (machine-to-machine) platform. Having recognized a solution was needed to optimize processing by both machines and humans, Fujitsu brought together its Eco-Management Dashboard, the IoT/M2M platform, Microsoft cloud services and Windows tablets in a way that could enable managers, engineers and scientists to improve product quality, streamline systems and enhance functionality while reducing costs. This solution is based on the innovative work Fujitsu performed in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. Fujitsu and Microsoft are on the leading edge of advancing the next generation of manufacturing.
What is Internet of Things (IoT)? - Definition from WhatIs.com The Internet of Things (IoT) is an environment in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet. The concept may also be referred to as the Internet of Everything. In this Insider guide, InfoSec pros will learn about the risks related to the IoT and what they can do to mitigate them. Connected Phone, Connected House, Connected Car...Connected Body? LONDON, February 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Internet of Things evolves and becomes the Internet of Us, security expert Kaspersky Lab has teamed up with Swedish bio-hacking community BioNyfiken to uncover the realities of connecting our bodies to the Internet Once confined to Hollywood blockbusters and sci-fi novels, in 2015, the number of humans upgraded by technological devices is increasing in number. Thanks to the invention and wide-spread adoption of implantable aids such as pacemakers, insulin pumps, hearing aids and deep brain stimulation systems, the world is filling with humans who could be considered part machine. But recent media reports describe another breed of upgraded human, people who implant technology in their bodies not for medical reasons, but simply because of greater convenience in everyday life; people with smart implants that allow them to control door locks, make purchases and gain access to computer systems with the wave of a hand. About Kaspersky Lab
Top 50 Internet of Things Applications - Ranking 01Smart ParkingMonitoring of parking spaces availability in the city. 02Structural healthMonitoring of vibrations and material conditions in buildings, bridges and historical monuments. 03Noise Urban MapsSound monitoring in bar areas and centric zones in real time. 04Smartphone DetectionDetect iPhone and Android devices and in general any device which works with WiFi or Bluetooth interfaces. 05Eletromagnetic Field LevelsMeasurement of the energy radiated by cell stations and and WiFi routers. 06Traffic CongestionMonitoring of vehicles and pedestrian levels to optimize driving and walking routes. 07Smart LightingIntelligent and weather adaptive lighting in street lights. 08Waste ManagementDetection of rubbish levels in containers to optimize the trash collection routes. 09Smart RoadsIntelligent Highways with warning messages and diversions according to climate conditions and unexpected events like accidents or traffic jams.
Web of Things The Web of Things (or WoT) is a concept and a set of blueprints to make every-day physical objects first class citizens of the World Wide Web by giving them an API, thus greatly facilitating the creation of their virtual profiles as well as their integration and reuse in all kinds of applications. The Web of Things is primarily an evolution of the Internet of Things where the primary concern has been how to connect objects together at the network layer: simiarly to the way the Internet addressed the lower-level connectivity of computers (layers 3-4 of the OSI model), the Internet of Things is primarily focusing on using various technologies such as RFID, Zigbee, Bluetooth or 6LoWPAN. On the other hand, just like what the Web is to the Internet, the Web of Things regroups research and industrial initiatives looking into building an application layer for physical objects to foster their reusability and integration into innovative 3rd party applications. Technical characteristics
Stan Shih to work with European firms on IoT development Taipei, April 12 (CNA) Stan Shih (施振榮), founder of Taiwan's personal computer maker Acer (宏碁), said Sunday that a foundation he plans to establish with European companies will hold a forum in Berlin on April 16 and another one in Taipei on June 1 to promote the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Stans Foundation will form the Wangdao Alliance （王道聯盟） with high technology companies in Taiwan and Europe to collaborate on IoT development, starting with the ExA Summit, Shih said. "Wangdao", a philosophy advocated by Confucianism, refers to using the most righteous and kind way to do thing well. He said he hopes that through the ExA Summit, a Wangdao platform that aims to facilitate collaboration among IoT enterprises will be established. The collaboration between IoT vendors in Europe and Asia is expected to expand to the world, giving Berlin status as Europe's Silicon Valley, and Taipei as Asia's Silicon Valley, Shih said. (By Lo Hsiu-wen and Evelyn Kao)Enditem/pc
Cambridge quantum leap for wireless comms and IoT Cambridge engineers believe they have found the ‘Holy Grail’ of the semiconductor industry. Researchers from the University of Cambridge say they have cracked one of the mysteries of electromagnetism which could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip. These new nano antennas are the so-called ‘last frontier’ of semiconductor design and would provide a massive leap forward for wireless communications and the Internet of Things. In new results published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers have proposed that electromagnetic waves are generated not only from the acceleration of electrons, but also from a phenomenon known as symmetry breaking. Flic: The Wireless Smart Button With Flic in your car you can keep your focus on the road, where it should be. With just a click Flic could launch navigation to your next appointment, text your spouse and say that you’re on your way home or detect the song you’re listening to on the radio. Always looking for your phone when you’re on your way out? With Flic you can make your phone sound the alarm, making it easier to find. Having a smart home set up should be, well, smart!