Today’s cities are living entities. They develop, grow and become more complex over time. Yet, many of their most pressing issues, such as the need for utility improvements and monitoring crime, remain the same. Like never before, city officials have the capabilities to implement analytics technology. But surveillance will be at the heart of smart […]
In the 2006 science fiction thriller Déjá Vu, Denzel Washington plays a government agent who uses novel government technology to fold time and space back onto itself so that he can retroactively prevent a terrorist attack. It’s a creative interpretation of the concept of déjà vu, and, of course, Washington’s character uses this technology only for […]
Science fiction technology may not be as far off as we believe. The Internet of Things (IoT) uses the powerful combination of Wi-Fi and cloud technology to send information and perform actions through devices with Internet capabilities. This advance stems from the use of telemetry, decades-old machine-to-machine communication via wired sensors and transmitters. Now the […]
The recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona revealed that while few brand new and innovative smart city deployments are center stage, it’s an area of technology that is intensely interesting to many and worthy of much consideration. Here are some of my thoughts based on what was showcased: Idea #1: Traditional industries should continue to form […]
One of the most interesting things about emerging technology is seeing traditional companies bring their years of experience to solve social problems for the greater good. An example is the work of Japanese company NEC who contribute to the development of smart cities and public safety with the use of cutting-edge technologies. I visited them at Mobile […]
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. […]
Smart home startup Netatmo has announced door and window tags that connect to the Welcome surveillance camera, alongside a Dropbox storage option for immediate cloud backup. The tags can be attached to doors and windows, sending an alert when opened or not closed properly. Users will also be able to check all tags to ensure […]
A Pew study reveals the quid-pro-quo attitudes.
Government surveillance erodes user trust.
It’s asymmetric information warfare against the surveillance state.
Symantec researchers sound the alarm.
It’s supposed to guard against cyberintrusion. Remember?
The Electronic Frontier Foundation will be the judge of that.
One word: Ads.
China appears to be i-spying on its iPhone users.
It was a “serious breach” of the company’s terms.
A Guardian report ignites a privacy firestorm.
The controversial project will shift to direct sales.
It’s not too hard to defang the latest Internet threat.
It’s not cute and cuddly, and it can bite.