Seb Egerton-Read: Is the Internet of Things the key to unlocking the circular economy?

A new report, Intelligent Assets: Unlocking the circular economy potential, which was released earlier this week by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and World Economic Forum, argues that the pairing of circular economy principles with emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies could be crucial for driving innovation and moving towards a prosperous global economy in the future.

Jason Hope: Companies Banking Are on the Internet of Things to Fuel Growth

If recent announcements are a sign of a new trend, today’s companies are banking on the Internet of Things (IoT) to fuel their growth in 2016. This is not surprising, because the Internet of Things is one of the fastest growing entities in the global economy. With estimated value in the billions of dollars by 2020, connected technology is where the future is. Several companies are making moves to ensure that they are able to get a piece of the IoT pie as these changes hit the market in full force.

Eyragon Eidam: Internet of Things Devices: Intelligence-Gathering Opportunity?

Top national security officials testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the threats facing the United States. Among their considerations: technology such as artificial intelligence, autonomous decision-making and the growing Internet of Things (IoT), and evolving risks.

In his testimony Tuesday, Feb. 9, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said existing and developing technologies will play a significant part in the opportunities and challenges facing the intelligence and security community in the coming years.

Greg Miller: Internet of Things + Big Data = Top Healthcare

That’s how many devices are hooked up to the Internet of Things (IoT) today.

The industry has steadily grown over the past several years… as evidenced by the fact that three billion of those devices are consumer products.

From smart utility meters and connected cars on the high end, to fitness trackers on the low end, IoT consumer devices are quickly becoming ubiquitous.

But it doesn’t even scratch the surface of the growth that’s projected in the coming years.

John Hayward: Spy Fridge: The Internet of Things Meets the Surveillance State

During the same Senate report where he said North Korea was a major nuclear threat and that Iran would soon join them while ISIS was using the “torrent of migrants” from Syria to infiltrate the Western world, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also said on Tuesday that electronic surveillance would soon be possible through nearly every device in the home.

In other words, as Newsweek puts it, your smart fridge, smart thermostat, and smart light bulbs could soon be spying on you.

David Meyer: Why No One Should Be Surprised the Internet of Things Is a Gift to Spies

If it’s weak enough for criminals, it’s weak enough for intelligence agencies.

The head of U.S. intelligence has just admitted that spies might use the Internet of things to help them spy on people. To anyone who pays any attention to the Internet of things, this will not come as a surprise.

Still, James Clapper, the U.S. director of national intelligence, should get points for honesty.

IoT Semantic Interoperability Workshop 2016

With the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), interoperability becomes more and more important. Standards-developing organizations have done a tremendous amount of work to standardize protocols to simplify implementation and to lower the cost of IoT products. As a result, new protocols were developed, existing protocols were combined in new ways, and lightweight profiles were defined.

Joseph George: #WorldGovSummit: Welcome to Internet of Things, says Ahmad bin Bayat. ‘Technology has taken us from hibernation to imagination’

Ahmad bin Bayat, Chairman Du, spoke about how the UAE has achieved phenomenal growth in the last four decades. “Leadership in technology has taken us from hibernation to imagination”

Talking about the impact of technology and the power of the internet, he said, “Today we know a lot about taking risks and being agile. Welcome to the internet of things!”

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