Privacy, security, and data ownership issues surrounding Internet of Things devices are creating a host of new legal questions and problems. Here's what's happening now, and what you need to know.
Reeda Malik's insight:
Internet of Things (IoT) devices represent potential points of security failures, and the data they generate or collect is raising new privacy concerns. In addition, since the IoT involves an entire value chain of hardware, software, and services, data ownership issues may arise among different parties, including the device manufacturers, software providers, service providers, end users, and others.
At its core, the X-Pro2 is a rangefinder style camera (and one that actually works a little like a rangefinder, thanks to some clever digital technology) that should appeal not only to the traditional rangefinder crowd, but also to enthusiasts who may be more accustomed to other styles of camera as well.
The X-Pro2 is technically the successor to Fujifiilm's original X-mount camera, the X-Pro1, however in the context of Fujifilm's camera business it's much than that. In many ways the X-Pro2 raises the bar for the entire Fujifilm line of interchangeable lens cameras, including the current top of the line X-T1. Headline features include a 24MP X-Trans sensor, a new hybrid AF system, and picture-in-picture viewfinder design borrowed from the X100, along with improved video quality.
Everyone is different in their own way. Some people are more outgoing than others, and then there are those who prefer a hot bath and a book over socializing. These different characteristics have been studied and broken down into 16 major personality types.
Personality types (to a certain extent) govern the way we live our lives, whether we know it or not. They have an influence in our careers, social lives, and even our private lives. The research and science behind forming these groups involves detailed analyzation of human thoughts and feelings.
Have you ever wondered how Facebook is moderated? And with the global nature of Facebook, who are these moderators? The following infographic by Who Is Hosting This reveals the details about Facebook traffic, showing how Facebook moderators play a huge role in making sure that our newsfeeds are safe from offensive content. Other details include a look at the 800 to 1,000 Facebook moderators worldwide, the types of content that are subject to moderation, as well as the reporting process that the flagged content goes through before any decision is made about it.
The power of blogs in influencing consumer purchase decisions is stronger than you might realize. According to data from a research study conducted by Research Now, nearly nine in 10 consumers (84%) make purchases after reading about a product or service on a blog.
PC cleaning apps are digital snake oil. The web is full of ads for applications that want to “clean your PC” and “make it feel like new.” Don’t pull out your credit card — these apps are terrible and you don’t need them.
Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.
Infographics have been around for many years. In newspapers, infographics are commonly used to show the weather, as well as maps, site plans, and graphs for statistical data. Modern maps, especially route maps for transit systems, use infographic techniques to integrate a variety of information.
The increase in the number of easy-to-use digital tools has made the creation of infographics widely available to everyone. Social media sites allow for individual infographics to be shared and spread around the world.
Visual.ly and Piktochart are two companies that offer great platforms for creating infographics. We, at BarnRaisers, are big believers in the value of infographics for our clients. Here’s a recent one we did for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) onEight Reasons Why Digital Advertising Works for Brands.
What makes infographics so effective. Infographics tell stories that are in sync with way we like to learn and retain information as human being.
Today Google unveiled the Nexus 6P. Having partnered with manufacturer Huawei to build this latest device, the Nexus 6P is the first to run Google’s most up-to-date version of its Android operating system — Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow (or “Android M”).
Tech specs for the Nexus 6P include a large 5.7-inch (1440 x 2560-pixel) AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and 16 million colors. The rear camera offers a 12.3Mp resolution on a 1/2.3”-type sensor, video resolution of 2160p at 30fps, and a lower-resolution front-facing 8Mp secondary camera. Other features for the Smartphone photography enthusiast include laser autofocus, LED flash, stabilization, face detection, HDR+, GEO tagging, and a built-in picture editor. Available with either 32Gb, 64Gb or 128Gb internal storage.
We’ve put a pre-release sample of the Nexus 6P through our industry-standard image quality tests prior to today’s launch and are delighted to bring you the results.
Social media is often used for personal expression; to show special interests, proud moments, something informative, and personal statements. Social media accounts can be an extension of who were are. We live in a time where we can reach more people than in person. It can be tempting to tell everyone everything...
Is your website ready for 2015? Here are 5 of the new trends to look out for in the coming year. From Mobile Focus, Interactive, Flat, Simple, and Single Page Designs – stay ahead of the curve and get on trend for the New Year. Our easy to follow visual guide will show you the way.
You only have few seconds to capture their attention before your message gets drowned in the sea of updates. Now, if you know how to capture attention in social networks, you are one step next to the successful marketing campaign. Find out 25 tweaks that you can implement right away, which are often overlooked, to capture attention in the social networks.
NINETY per cent of fires in Brunei are caused by human error, according to the Station Officer Andi Karmila Waty Hj Abd Karim of the Fire and Safety Department.
Reeda Malik's insight:
Speaking to The Brunei Times after a Promotion Ceremony, the station officer said one of the most common causes of fire is food being left unattended with the stove on.
Whilst cooking, individuals may be distracted by several things such as phone calls, the TV and children playing around. She said that most accidents in the kitchen have been due to carelessness of the individual themselves.
During the month of Ramadhan, with the break-fast deadline approaching people tend to become more careless when they are rushing therefore causing various accidents that could endanger the household.
Andi Karmila Waty said that another common cause of fire is gas leaks. She warned “Do not buy the cheap and pirated equipment, especially in place of those that are supposed to protect the safety of the house.”
Individuals should certify their equipment are up to standard, such as the Gas Head Regulator, it must have the BSM logo on it to show that it follows safety standards.
The Gas Hose has a similar case; individuals must ensure that the gas hose is marked with “SS233” certifying that it follows Singapore Standard. According to the station officer, the ones that are up to standard have a safety mechanism that will minimise the amount of gas that comes out when a gas leak occurs.
Overload, overheat, short circuit or modified electrical appliance are another common cause of fire in Brunei, according to Andi Karmila Waty. She said that the overloading, overheating or short circuiting of an electrical appliance is usually due to the user themselves, they keep an appliance on for far too long or even over load a single socket thus causing a fire.
The station officer advised not to overload a single socket and take note of how much a single socket can withstand. She reminded that big electrical appliances such as refrigerators, washing machine and freezers should not share a single socket because it will cause short-circuiting or overloading.
Electrical fires are more common during the Hari Raya celebration. “During Hari Raya people are celebrating so they have all the lights, fairy lights and their air-conditioning all turned on which could cause a fire if it was left that way for an extended period”, she said.
One method of reducing human errors, according to Andi Karmila Waty is to have an advanced checklist that will list down everything one needs to do to keep safe. The checklist would remind the individual to switch off electrical appliances and also double check the stoves so that the risk of a fire breaking out will be minimised.
She also advised everyone to have firefighting equipment in their houses such as a fire extinguisher, fire blanket and a fire detector as it may not only save the life of the individual but also his children and his family.
The promotion ceremony was held for Deputy Station Officer Ajak Hj Jais and Murni Hj Misir who were both promoted to Station Officers by the Director of Fire and Rescue Yahya Hj Abdul Rahman.
The ceremony begun with a Doa Selamat before the officers were promoted yesterday at the Multipurpose Hall of the Firefighter Headquarters at the Old Airport, Berakas.
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