Why we need to encrypt everything

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Many major websites already encrypt by default. Here’s why encryption and multifactor authentication should be everywhere. If you’ve been paying attention lately, you’ve likely noticed that more of your everyday websites are going HTTPS by default: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and even your favorite search engine. This is a good development. For years, critics have derided default, widespread HTTPS encryption and authentication as unnecessary and performance-wasting. But now that we’ve seen most of the biggest websites go HTTPS, led by Google, the world is finding out it isn’t such a bad…

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Connected car and IoT automotive cloud services

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Turbocharge the IoT cloud services implementation for connected cars with Kaa The Internet of Things is breaking fresh ground for car manufacturers by introducing entirely new layers to the traditional concept of a car. This upgrade — the connected, smart car — comes as a revolutionary way for us to drive and stay in touch with the world around at the same time. By offering a fancy-free variety of infotainment services and connected car applications for drivers, the automotive industry has the potential to become an IoT champion among other…

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Looking ahead at 2017

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2017 is poised to be a year of incredible opportunity and excitement for developers. As we look to build upon the successes and momentum seen in the past year – with mass consumer adoption of new technologies, proliferation of connected and intelligent devices that are ‘always on’, and breakthroughs in fields such as machine learning, speech and visual recognition and autonomous vehicles – in many ways it feels like it’s 2007 at the dawn of the smartphone, but with numerous game-changing technologies instead of one. Part of what makes this…

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Five easy ways to make your home smarter

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More and more of the devices in our homes come with an internet connection, hooked up to your wifi to do various “smart” things. And while the smart-home dream where everything just magically does your bidding without you having to lift a finger is still a long way away, even the most mundane devices will soon be able to do something to make your life easier. Right now, the Internet of Things is still a bit of a mess, but with the right gear you can make your home work…

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Here’s what IoT will do for transportation

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is dramatically accelerating the pace of innovation in the transportation industry—especially the cars and trucks we drive every day. And when you apply the laws that have been driving technology innovation for decades—Moore’s Law and Metcalfe’s Law—it’s not long before our automobiles will resemble smart devices on wheels and your vehicle may very well be the most expensive computing device you own. Connected cars today Already, automobiles built after 2010 include numerous connected systems that provide drivers with the ability to listen to satellite radio,…

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Transport

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Your things are ready to talk. Are you ready to listen? We’re unlocking the promise of the internet of things so that transport operators can improve services and reduce costs Lots of things, like parking spaces, are hard to find or keep track of. Connecting them will improve city and transport services, reduce costs and protect the environment. These connected applications help transport operators to reduce costs and improve services – for example finding problems with railway points before they cause delays. Parking, airports and railways are all areas of…

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Darktrace’s AI is designed to prevent the next Snowden – and it’s already caught its first victim

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Darktrace Antigena is an AI which aims to automate the fight against hacking from both external and internal threats, and it’s already caught its first victim. As Google’s ongoing lawsuit against former employee Anthony Levandowski shows, protecting corporate secrets from leaking could prevent a big headache. By detecting odd behaviour, Darktrace believes its ‘digital antibodies’ can be effective in preventing or reducing damage from rogue parties. “With Antigena, Darktrace has added the ability for its customers to level the playing field by containing attacks until responders can root out their…

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Detroit Is Stomping Silicon Valley in the Self-Driving Car Race

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If you’re betting on Silicon Valley stars like Google, Tesla, and Uber to free you from your horrorshow commute with autonomous driving technology, don’t. That’s the key takeaway from a new report that finds Ford—yes, the Detroit-based, 113-year-old giant—is winning the race to build the self-driving car, with General Motors running a close second. Renault-Nissan, Daimler, and Volkswagen round out the top five. Meanwhile, Waymo—aka Google’s driverless car effort—sits in sixth place, with Tesla in twelfth. Uber languishes in sixteenth, behind Honda and barely ahead of startup Nutonomy and China’s…

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Smart cities must be people-centered, equitable cities

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Technology has always been a critical force deeply intertwined with the evolution of cities. From the first human settlements millennia ago to the industrial revolution to today, technological breakthroughs have impacted the buildings we use, the way we get around and how we live, work and play in the urban space. The development of smart cities builds upon this strong historical foundation with a digital foundation that allows cities to function more efficiently, be more responsive to community members and ultimately create better, more equitable urban environments where people thrive.…

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Why 2017 will be the year of the industry cloud

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The year 2016 will go down in the history books as another year of impressive growth in the Enterprise cloud software space — and the numbers prove it. Last year there were 31 cloud software companies that were publicly held and commanded a market capitalization north of $1 billion. Together, they reported average annual revenue growth of nearly 25 percent, and saw their share valuations grow by more than 30 percent, beating the year’s performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ and the S&P 500. And the year…

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Connected cars: Driving the Internet of Things revolution

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By 2020, there will be billions of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). From the Amazon Echos and Fitbits in our personal lives, to smart cities connecting everything from traffic lights, public transport and water supply systems, IoT devices are producing masses of data to improve virtually every aspect of the day to day. The automotive industry has since risen to the challenge of applying the IoT to cars, with most premium vehicles on the road today already fully connected to a variety of devices including those that…

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Connected Traffic Signal Systems Reduce Congestion and Costs for Sonoma County Taxpayers

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Situated between San Francisco Bay and Northern California, Sonoma County is home to almost half a million residents. The county is over 1500 square miles of natural resources, wineries and tourist destinations. Over 26 departments provide a full range of services to the community. Business Challenge Each of Sonoma County’s traffic intersections are “hard-wired” to county’s operations using landlines. This wasn’t without its challenges, and proved increasingly unreliable with breakdowns every few days. Sierra Wireless Remote Monitoring Solution The county was able to configure the RV50 out of the box,…

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Telcos need to take full advantage of their infrastructural assets

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Telcos are keeping a keen eye on the IoT. There are new segments to be explored such as smart metering and smart buildings; and there are others that can be infused with new life, such as the automotive and retail industries. The IoT market looks profitable; but it also looks highly competitive, due to the involvement of players from other sectors. Vendors will have to quickly adapt their technologies to new business demands and work on platforms open to developers and other parties. The leading telcos and web infrastructure providers…

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10 Case Studies for the Industrial Internet of Things

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It’s still early days for the IoT but everyday a little part of its burgeoning ecosystem becomes a factor in our lives, whether we know it or not. From industrial tools to farming to cities to grocery aisles and everything in between, the IoT is there. Here are 10 IoT case studies that show just where some of these technologies and applications are being applied. 1) Bytes and Bushels – Farming on an Industrial Scale Farming and IoT seem to be the leading implementations on an industrial scale. I wrote…

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Connected cars: Driving the Internet of Things revolution

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By 2020, there will be billions of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). From the Amazon Echos and Fitbits in our personal lives, to smart cities connecting everything from traffic lights, public transport and water supply systems, IoT devices are producing masses of data to improve virtually every aspect of the day to day. The automotive industry has since risen to the challenge of applying the IoT to cars, with most premium vehicles on the road today already fully connected to a variety of devices including those that…

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