This Week in the Internet of Things (IoT): 10/24/2014

Each week, we scour the Internet superhighway for the latest and greatest Internet of Things news. From product launches to thought leadership articles, below are our five favorite IoT items this week.

World’s Top Privacy Experts Worry About Internet Of Things


Meeting in one of the world’s most remote and private locations – the island of Mauritius off the coast of Africa – top global privacy regulators could have focused on any number of issues. But they were especially concerned that the Internet of things, everything from health sensors to monitors in a car, depends on connectivity which could expose users to significant privacy and security risks. Read more.

Convergence In The Internet Of Things Is Priming The Tech World For A Major Cultural Shift


To anyone who is tuned into the tech world, it should not come as earth shattering news that machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things have hit a major convergence point in the tech industry. What is fairly new however is that the two have become so closely intertwined with each other that you can no longer think about one without thinking of the other. Read more.

The Internet of Things Is More than Just a Bunch of Refrigerators


The Internet of Things is definitely becoming a Thing, in the same way that big data’s a Thing or the sharing economy’s a Thing. And the thing about a thing that becomes a Thing is, it’s easy to lose sight of the things that made it a thing before everyone declared it the Next Big Thing that will change everything. Read more.

Senators push for ‘Internet of Things’ hearing


 A bipartisan group of lawmakers on the Senate Commerce Committee wants Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) to hold a hearing on the millions of new connected refrigerators, cars and other devices.

Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out


If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we’d refuse outright today. 
You and your cruddy endpoints are dangerous, unwashed, and unwelcome on most enterprise networks. Read more.



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