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)
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)
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 Expected to Grow Exponentially Over the Next Few
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)
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)