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.
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.
The potential for the IoT (Internet of Things) in the military services is truly awesome. It's the stuff of science fiction. Don't expect it to be adopted at the speed with which we Internet-enable thermostats and soda machines, but expect to see it.
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.
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.
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.
President Barack Obama has signed executive orders establishing a Federal Privacy Council and a national commission on cybersecurity. In doing so, he kicked off his final year of cyber policymaking without waiting for Congress to respond to his over $19 billion request for cybersecurity funding for fiscal 2017.
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.
Feb 09, 2016—The benefits of radio frequency identification are many and varied and span numerous sectors, but RFID products have something in common with all other types of capital equipment: Before purchasing and deploying an RFID solution, a company must first be convinced that the system will provide a return on investment (ROI).
Addressing consumer privacy and security is a major topic facing the snowballing Internet of Things, but prescriptive regulations are not likely to come from the Federal Trade Commission, Commissioner Terrell McSweeny said Feb. 8 at an event sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.