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The US is finally getting serious about security on the Internet of Things with this lawsuit

The Internet of Things ran amok last year, as security holes in “smart” devices exposed glaring problems with connected objects, like that time in October when hijacked security cameras and other electronics were used to take down parts of the internet. Now, the US government is putting the IoT …

Internet of Things

How Indian Startup Belong Is Using Machine Learning Algorithms To Hire Smarter For Companies

For a long time, hiring in India (or for that matter anywhere in the world) meant candidates would have to be active on job portals and scout through the various jobs listed. It would then be up to the recruiter of a company to go through all the CVs and schedule interviews with potential …

Machine Learning

The secret system that will backbone the entire IoT industry

No one thinks about the systems that connect us today. It’s not sexy, it doesn’t control the temperature in your house and it doesn’t tell you your heart rate. But that universal system is responsible for more almost everything that runs in the world today.<p>Roads, houses, time, rockets and …

Internet of Things

The 'internet of things' is a security nightmare, but Google and others have a plan to fix it

In short: The "internet of things" is a nightmare — a fundamental threat to the security and safety of the web.<p>But Google and other tech giants now have a plan to fix it.<p>On Tuesday, the Broadband Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) published a report on the security and privacy of the IoT, — including …

Internet of Things

To recharge or not to recharge: a battery of IoT questions

Well, we technologists pretty much have that Internets thing solved. That series of tubes works pretty well. So well in fact that the carriers are busying themselves trying to bring Gigabit to everybody, though nobody really knows what they’re going to do with it (but we all want to be in one of …

Internet of Things

General Electric buys Vancouver startup Bit Stew for $153-million

One of Canada's most promising startups in the emerging industrial-Internet-of-things (IIoT) space, Vancouver-based Bit Stew Systems Inc., has been purchased by General Electric Co<b>.</b> in a deal to be announced Tuesday that is valued at $153-million (U.S.).<p>It's one of the biggest exits of a …

Venture Capital

Security Is Fast Becoming The Achilles Heel of Consumer Internet of Things

Despite increased consumer interest, new scenarios, and multi-million-dollar investments, Internet of Things is still struggling with one of the worst problems of the hi-tech industry – security. The recent DDoS attack on DynDNS where hackers exploited insecure cameras and DVRs is just an …

Remote Controls

Bad Digital Law Is Fueling the Internet of Things Dumpster Fire

Copyright protections are prioritizing corporate profits over security.<p>One day you’re using your Hewlett-Packard printer, same as always, and the …

Internet of Things

Leaky IoT devices help hackers attack e-commerce sites

Millions of IoT devices are misconfigured so that they can forward messages -- which, combined with default admin settings, allows them to be used to …

Customers

The clumsy, amateurish IoT botnet has now infected devices in virtually all of the world's countries

Mirai, the clumsily written Internet of Things virus that harnessed so many devices in an attack on journalist Brian Krebs that it overloaded Akamai, …

A SSHowDowN in security: IoT devices enslaved through 12 year old flaw

A vulnerability which has existed for over a decade in OpenSSH has led to today's IoT devices being used in targeted attacks.<p>A vulnerability which …

Information Security

How Rolls-Royce Knows That a Plane May Fall From the Sky

The internet of things is starting to have a huge impact on business.<p>We all know Rolls Royce as a luxury car maker yet most of us don't own cars that cost upwards of $350,000. But that doesn't mean that we don't take advantage of other Rolls Royce products. The company has customers in more than …

Internet of Things

Smart Home Of Tomorrow - The internet of things

<b>The Smart Home Of Tomorrow by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist</b><p>Today, people want everything to be “smart”.<p>Smart phones, smart appliances, smart …

The Developer's Guide to Succeed in the IoT Era

“You are a developer who would like to make a home automation mobile app. You would like your app’s users to be able to turn on and off their house …

Internet Of Things By The Numbers: What New Surveys Found

Things are looking up for the Internet of Things. 80% of organizations have a more positive view of IoT today compared to a year ago, according to a survey of 512 IT and business executives by CompTIA. “This reflects greater levels of attention from the C-suite and a better understanding of how the …

Internet of Things

These are the top IoT companies to watch and stocks to invest in

Each of the companies and startups below rates as one of our IoT companies to watch, as each one is doing something innovative and important in the IoT space. These range from IoT startups to more established IoT companies to invest in.<p>Honeywell<p>Honeywell's primary focus is in the Industrial …

Internet of Things

Smart Homes: How to Automate Your House

Some clever coding will let you take advantage of the Internet of Things in your smart home<p>What would the Internet of Things be without If This Then …

Smart Homes

Real-World Application of the Internet of Things

Imagine picking up your marriage license at the mall, or registering your baby’s birth at a kiosk near the escalators. Seems hard to imagine, right? …

Sensor modules prove IoT darlings, rounding up billions

A new report reveals that investment in sensor modules is heating up the Internet of Things (IoT) space, with innovative sensor startups winning the bulk of that money.<p>As reported by Smart Cities World, a new study by Lux Research examined the $4.3 billion in funding for sensor modules over the …

Internet of Things

Amazon’s AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014

Amazon Web Services, the enterprise division of the e-commerce and cloud services giant, has been growing its reach in data warehousing and big data analytics by way of Redshift, a hosted product that it launched in 2012 and is now AWS’s fastest growing product “ever”, according to CTO Werner …

Cloud Computing
Information Security

The master key to understanding the IoT Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

Internet of Things
Product Management

These three companies will dominate the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly expanding, which means the space is becoming increasingly competitive.<p>Companies are racing to establish themselves as the go-to names in this market before the IoT truly explodes, and three companies in particular will have a significant advantage in becoming …

Internet of Things

5-Point Checklist for Investing in the Internet of Things

Image source: Accenture.<p>According to <b>Cisco</b> , 50 <i>billion</i> smart devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. If accurate, it represents a more than three-fold increase in the number devices that are currently connected to the internet. As the world becomes increasingly connected, investing in the …

5G will have a profound effect on the Internet of Things

The next generation of cellular technology, 5G, will power networks at speeds far greater than the current 4G can handle.<p>BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, expects 5G, when fully deployed, to increase network capacity to handle the increase in data that will be …

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is facing challenges with scale

There’s a real “there” there.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>It’s one of the core tenets of any business or technological initiative: In order to achieve mainstream success and …

Internet of Things

Samsung to Invest $1.2 Billion in ‘Internet of Things’ Startups and Research in U.S.

South Korean electronics giant plans to split funds evenly between R&D and other startups<p>By<p>Christopher Mims<p>Christopher Mims<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mims<p>christophermims<p>christopher.mims@wsj.com<p>WASHINGTON—Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that it will invest $1.2 billion in the U.S. over …

Internet of Things

Atari will enter IoT market with new connected devices in partnership with Sigfox

Atari announced today that it is plunging into the Internet of Things with a line of connected objects that will debut later this year.<p>Just what those gadgets might be, however, remains shrouded in mystery. The press release contained few details, saying only that those would come later.<p>So for now, …

These Jaw-Dropping Facts Will Change Your Mind About the Internet of Things

For many, the Internet of Things (IoT) remains a mystery -- words they've heard, maybe even a concept they understand, but not a relevant part of their life.<p>Of course, it wasn't that long ago when you could say the same thing about the Internet itself. Somewhere in the mid-1990s we moved from a …