INTERNET OF THINGS WITH ROB VAN KRANENBURG: LIFE IN THE IOT


Life in the IoT

Rob van Kranenburg, Founder of IoT Council, Ecosystem Manager for EU projects Tagitsmart and Next Generation Internet tals about privacies (yes that’s plural!), transition, China, Estonia, ambient intelligence, pervasive computing and Kevin Ashton.

Varfolomei Krupin

In response to Sherman Wolff

Browse the web for any amount of time and you’ll notice adverts following you from site to site that are filled with products you may have been looking at earlier. That’s because you're being tracked.  Website cookies have historically been used to track web browsing via a piece of data inserted into your browser, but other techniques such as MAC address and account tracking can be used to see what you’ve been doing on the web.

Sherman,

If you’re concerned about online tracking, it’s always worth delving into the privacy settings of various services, apps and web browsers to make sure they’re set to give you the level of privacy you want. Alternatively, there are anti-tracking tools and browser extensions to keep your activity under wraps.

Sherman Wolff

In response to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helga Breitner

Devices such as smart speakers could end up listening to you all the time, rather than just respond to an activation phrase, which, whether deliberately or not, would be a massive breach of privacy.

Browse the web for any amount of time and you’ll notice adverts following you from site to site that are filled with products you may have been looking at earlier. That’s because you're being tracked.  Website cookies have historically been used to track web browsing via a piece of data inserted into your browser, but other techniques such as MAC address and account tracking can be used to see what you’ve been doing on the web.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helga Breitner

Devices such as smart speakers could end up listening to you all the time, rather than just respond to an activation phrase, which, whether deliberately or not, would be a massive breach of privacy.

Regina Jankauskas

One of the ways the IoT can improve our quality of life is in the field of Healthcare.  IoT-connected medical devices play a big role. Heart monitors can watch ailments like arrhythmia and alert doctors to adverse events in real time, and smart glucometers can track blood sugar readings via a smartphone app. Sensors embedded in orthopedic implants can communicate post-surgery performance.

Shila Vasuda Gupta

In response to Baldur Helgason

Professor,

It is interesting that you bring up IoT communication.  Here is a page that discusses the various types of IoT protocols we need to be aware of.

Baldur,

Here is a beginner's guide to the way the IoT works.  In particular, it discusses the wireless technologies used to implement this type of network.

Baldur Helgason

In response to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helga Breitner

Today, the Internet of Things connects physical devices embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and actuators to the cloud and to each other. Devices communicate through different protocols and many were designed to tolerate intermittent connections and reduce network bandwidth requirements. All IoT communication must be secured using preventive security mechanisms and best practices, like device identity management, encryption, and access control as well as device auditing and monitoring.

Professor,

It is interesting that you bring up IoT communication.  Here is a page that discusses the various types of IoT protocols we need to be aware of.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helga Breitner

Today, the Internet of Things connects physical devices embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and actuators to the cloud and to each other. Devices communicate through different protocols and many were designed to tolerate intermittent connections and reduce network bandwidth requirements. All IoT communication must be secured using preventive security mechanisms and best practices, like device identity management, encryption, and access control as well as device auditing and monitoring.

YogaFan

In response to Klas Eriksen

I am interested in finding out more about Privacy initiatives in the European Council as well as any education initiatives on privacy.

Klas,

There is an entity called the European Data Protection Supervisor.  You can find them here and learn more about their privacy and data protection initiatives.

Zoe Miller

Regulations catch up so slow with modern technologies, the whole political approach should be revised. But is it possible for politicians to regulate something that is a product of our minds and our thoughts? There are few organisations like Google and Amazon that arguably have more power and knowledge over us than our own countries.

Dorothea Petrescu

Lucas,


You will be surprised to find out how they utilize the Data Cloud in Estonia.  Since its independence from Russia in 1991, Estonia has been rapidly implementing a digital economy. It established online voting in 2007, has provided many government services online, has medical records and prescriptions online and has a fibre broadband network that gives it average speeds similar to those of Korea.  Perhaps the most radical move by the Estonian Government was to introduce an e-Residency program in 2014 which would allow anyone from around the world to become a virtual citizen and start, and run, a business from Estonia.

Nioh1992

Lucas, I do not know if you have heard of the European Cloud initiative.  Here you can read more about it.  Let me know if that answers your question.

Lucas Vermeulen

Is there a data cloud in Europe in general or in any one European country in particular?

Fabricio Ruiz

I was intrigued by what the video said about Privacy needing to be in plural (Privacies) and the fact that Millennials understand this.  That said, I myself am a Generation X guy and frankly did not quite understand this point.

Wioleta Brzezinski

This video makes an excellent point on life, living, and our understanding and appreciation of it.

Klas Eriksen

I am interested in finding out more about Privacy initiatives in the European Council as well as any education initiatives on privacy.

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