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The Evolution of Healthcare Data: 5 Little Known Facts

Data is absolutely crucial in modern healthcare. Without data, doctors have very little context for their patients’ health—they don’t have historical benchmarks, making it much harder to treat medical problems. Big data, which many hospitals are beginning to integrate into their day-to-day operations, has the power to help diagnose patients, improve outcomes, cut down on […]

In Mark Zuckerberg We Trust? The State and Future of Facebook, User Data, Cambridge Analytica, Fake News, Elections, Russia and You

In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, data misappropriation, #deletefacebook, calls for regulation and pending testimony to U.S. Congress, Facebook announced a series of initiatives to restrict data access and also a renewed selfie awareness to focus efforts on protecting people on the platform. What’s more notable however is that Mark Zuckerberg also hosted a last-minute, […]

Is Business Headed for a Cognitive-First Future?

As the world generates more and more data — at a clip of 2.5 quintillion bytes each day — it simultaneously struggles to manage it. With humans unable to manually process such large amounts of data and analyze its implications, the business world has to turn to machines to take on some of the load. Smart […]

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Electronic teddy bears the latest target for hackers

Recorded messages spoken to teddy bears could be the latest target for hackers, according to a report from security researcher Troy Hunt. CloudPets toys, the maker of electronic stuffed animals, left the personal information available for anyone to see. This included details of the child and recorded messages. See Also: Smart cities will soon buzz […]

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Major Russian banks attacked by powerful IoT devices-focused botnet

Five major Russian banks were targeted late last week by a botnet comprised of 24,000 computer and IoT devices. The attacks came from devices in 30 countries, including the United States, India, and Taiwan. The attacks came in the form of distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS), which sends millions of requests to servers, taking them offline. From there, […]

Should the Internet of Vibrating Things be worried?

It’s been a bad period for Canada’s Standard Innovation Corp., with the news that their popular connected “pleasure device” (aka a vibrator…now everyone settle down), We Vibe 4 Plus, is easily hackable being followed by a corresponding lawsuit. The smart vibrator released two years ago is marketed towards couples spending time apart. It’s Bluetooth- and […]

Knocking down the data silos to build better data systems

With the coming tidal wave of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT), a lot of organizations will find themselves connecting pools of data that never needed to be brought together before. These data silos wind up becoming these stand-alone “containers,” hidden within one department and isolated from the rest of the organization. See also: […]

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DHS looking to link to the blockchain

The Department of Homeland Security has stepped up its research and investment into blockchain technologies, as it searches for ways to make the government more secure, accountable, and autonomous. Public interest in the blockchain from the DHS started in December last year, when it called for small business proposals to research the advantages and disadvantages […]

Kicking the fun up a notch at your local smart stadium

In an era where sporting games can be beamed into one’s home via tv or internet subscription with curated footage without the need to battle car parking, queues, expensive tickets, unhealthy fast food or poor viewing seats, it’s clear that sports stadiums need to offer something radical to entice fans away from their home comforts. […]

“Banking of Things” zeroes in on data from devices,  cloud computing

Financial services are aspiring to develop the “banking of things” through new streams of data created by devices and cloud computing. A recent article by American Banker explored various facets of banking that was being impacted by the emergence of new connected devices that are creating data at a furious pace. Indeed some industry experts […]

How IoT can cool down a hot problem

In October 2015, a refrigerator thermostat at Stanford Children’s Health failed, spoiling ten different types of vaccines and causing 1,500 kids to receive ineffective vaccinations. Unfortunately, failed thermostats are not an unusual issue and can cause ruined blood samples, vaccines and other important tests, costing millions of dollars and placing lives at risk. To prevent […]

Can telcos rewire the data silos of tomorrow’s smart cities?

While the Internet of Things (IoT) may connect our devices, smart cities are launching increasingly disparate applications that need help connecting together the mess of data being generated. In a commentary on The Stack, Comptel IoT specialist Veli-Pekka Luoma argues that telecommunications operators, or telcos, are perfectly suited to play the role of great communicator […]

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Verizon IoT report: Mo’ data, mo’ problems

Verizon’s report on the Internet of Things (IoT) market sees it growing apace into broader B2B acceptance, though enterprise organizations continue to face barriers in seamlessly integrating data and security. An article by Business Cloud News examined the key takeaways from Verizon’s recently released report “State of the Market: Internet of Things 2016.” Verizon’s research […]