Tag: Internet of Things

IoT and Blockchain: A Happy Marriage or a Messy Divorce?

The Internet of Things has its problems. Even the biggest advocate for IoT tech will admit there’s a lot of work ahead. Scalability and security seem to be major issues on the horizon, and the jury’s still out on whether blockchain can be part of the solution. Speaking to a blockchain evangelist is enough to leave one quivering with excitement about its possibilities. Cross paths with a skeptic, and the …
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What Is ioNEM?

In the world of blockchain technology, the number of projects is increasing at an accelerated rate. New Economy Movement is one of those early blockchain startups which has gained wide recognition as of late. The team has announced a new “proposal” which goes by the name ioNEM. Its main purpose is to provide transferable and on-chain Internet of Things ownership using NEM technology. It’s an interesting idea, but how does it work exactly? …
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Political Party D66 Proposes Stricter European Internet of Things Regulation

Regulatory bodies are taking a close look at Internet of Things devices. In fact, political party D66 has proposed a new guideline to ban sales of all IoT devices posing a security risk. This is a rather disturbing proposal, but it also highlights the critical flaws associated with Internet of Things hardware. The political party also wants legal repercussions for companies selling these devices. Europe Wants Stricter IoT Guidelines It …
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Your WeMo Smart Home Device May Be Spying On Your Android Phone

Mobile devices can be hacked in a wide variety of ways. Smart home devices were never a real threat up until this point, but that situation has changed. WeMo smart home devices are adequately capable of spying on Android phones. This is a very worrisome development, and it does not appear that there is a solution available to address this problem. Smart Home Devices Are Far From Safe To Use …
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