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FDA Launches First Inquiry of Unregulated Mobile Health App

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An application for checking levels of blood and other substances in urine is the subject of FDA's first inquiry of an unregulated mobile health app.
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Securing the Internet of Things | The Network | Cisco's Technology News Site

Securing the Internet of Things | The Network | Cisco's Technology News Site | Technology | Scoop.it

First, the good news: The Internet of Things is here, and with it vast quantities of convenience, pleasure and benefits. And the bad news? The Internet of Things is here, and with it a variety of security concerns.

 

Apparently, both types of news are true. On the upside, things like pervasive sensor networks promise a brave new world of helpful applications, from smart lighting and heating systems in buildings; to self-powered street lights that will talk to each other, raise lighting levels when needed and monitor traffic flows; to vests embedded with micro-sensors that will monitor heart rates and other vital signs. Adding even more value and relevance to networked connections is the Internet of Everything—the next phase of the Internet of Things—which will bring together people and process as well as things.

 

But it’s the negative stuff that keeps renowned security technologist and author Bruce Schneier awake at night. For example, he says, there’s always a danger that sensor networks can fall into the wrong hands—a danger that’s magnified when the network directly manages the physical world through machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.

 

“Certainly any time you have something autonomous or semi-autonomous, you should worry about who controls it,” says Schneier, whose latest book, Liars and Outliers, focuses on the trust he says societies need to thrive. “We have to assume that companies will adhere to any rules.”

 

But even if everyone plays by the rules—whatever those are—Schneier says securing these networks is inherently difficult. “What are the odds that any of these sensors will be secure?” he asks. “There has not been a piece of software written by human beings that is perfectly secure. We patch everything. Why will this be any different? And the more the software interfaces with our actual lives, the more physical danger there is."

 

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66pc abandon mcommerce purchases because of issues at checkout - Mobile Commerce Daily - Commerce

66pc abandon mcommerce purchases because of issues at checkout - Mobile Commerce Daily - Commerce | Technology | Scoop.it
Mobile Commerce Daily today - 66pc abandon mcommerce purchases because of issues at checkout; Macy’s exec: Mobile amplifies multichannel, multiscreen marketing. (66% abandon #mcommerce because of issues at checkout.
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Akamai State of the Internet Report

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Each quarter, Akamai publishes a quarterly 'State of the Internet' report.
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What Small Businesses Need To Know about QuickBooks and the Cloud

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What Small Businesses Need To Know about QuickBooks and the Cloud With all the talk of cloud computing and having remote access to business applications and data, many small business owners are fin...

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