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Be Very, Very Quiet – Your Devices Maybe Listening

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By Joel Rosenblatt

According to Wikipedia, “The Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection of uniquely identifiableembedded computing deviceswithin the existingInternetinfrastructure. Typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyondmachine-to-machine communications (M2M)and cover a variety of protocols, domains, and applications.[1]The interconnection of these embedded devices (includingsmart objects) is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like aSmart Grid.[2]

“Things, in the IoT, can refer to a wide variety of devices such as heart monitoring implants,biochiptransponders on farm animals, electric clams in coastal waters,[3]automobiles with built-in sensors, or field operation devices that assist fire-fighters in search and rescue.[4]Current market examples includesmart thermostatsystems and washer/dryers that utilize wifi for remote monitoring.”

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