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The growing popularity of IoT has spawned the debate on privacy once again. Last year, Samsung stoked controversy by warning customers that their Smart TV Voice Recognition system was capable of “listening” to personal and sensitive information spoken by customers. Not only this, all of this intercepted information is transmitted over a non-encrypted connection to be stored in a third party server. Although the company was quick to change its policy wordings and issue clarification, Samsung is hardly the only one. ‘Hello Barbie’, a WiFi connected doll from Mattel intercepts children’s conversations which is then processed over a third party server to analyze the child’s likes and dislikes. Nest Cam, a security camera made by Google-owned Nest Labs, comes with a feature to track “unusual noise” such as those of an intruder - this is made possible by intercepting and... (more)

Who Owns Your Customer Database in the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The question of who owns the data is partly determined by the kind of cloud infrastructure that is in place for your business. The advantages that cloud based hosting brings needs to reiteration. Cloud hosting is infinitely scalable, needs radically lower CapEx and with distributed hosting, it is much more fail-proof than data hosted on your premise. But the recent legal spar between Apple and the US government has brought the limelight once again back on the debate about ownership of data. In the case of Apple, the fight is over decrypting the iPhone used by a criminal in order... (more)

Getting Automation Right with Big Data | @BigDataExpo #BigData

Big data automation can mean writing dozens of scripts to process different input sources and aligning them in order to consolidate all this data and produce the required output. Why exactly do you need big data for your enterprise projects? Many industry observers have been noting that although a lot of enterprises like to claim that their big data projects are aimed at "deriving insights" that replace human intuition with data-driven alternatives, in reality though, the objective appears to be automation. They point out that the role of data scientists at a lot of organization... (more)

Global Cloud Security Market | @CloudExpo #DataCenter #Storage #InfoSec

Global Cloud Security Market Expected to Grow Exponentially Over the Next Few Years According to a study the rising number of cloud-specific security attacks are likely to propel the demand for cloud security systems to 20 percent CAGR over the next four years. Adoption of cloud computing services has risen and so have the security risks associated with them. According to a study published by Technavio Research, the rising number of cloud-specific security attacks are likely to propel the demand for cloud security systems over the next few years. Growth has been pegged at 20 pe... (more)

Challenges with Big Data for the IoT | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #IIoT #M2M

The biggest challenge to IOT is thus big data that requires an infrastructure that is capable of processing billions or more data points each second. If you thought e-commerce revolutionized the retail industry over the past two decades, something much bigger is coming over the next ten years and that is the Internet of Things (IoT). By deploying sensors and network connectivity to everyday physical objects like cars, refrigerators, television and buildings, it is possible to remotely connect, manage and engage with these entities in ways that are not possible today. Proponents o... (more)