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Mastering Internet of Things

By : Peter Waher
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Mastering Internet of Things

By: Peter Waher

Overview of this book

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the fastest growing technology market. Industries are embracing IoT technologies to improve operational expenses, product life, and people's well-being. Mastering Internet of Things starts by presenting IoT fundamentals and the smart city. You will learn the important technologies and protocols that are used for the Internet of Things, their features, corresponding security implications, and practical examples on how to use them. This book focuses on creating applications and services for the Internet of Things. Further, you will learn to create applications and services for the Internet of Things. You will be discover various interesting projects and understand how to publish sensor data, control devices, and react to asynchronous events using the XMPP protocol. The book also introduces chat, to interact with your devices. You will learn how to automate your tasks by using Internet of Things Service Platforms as the base for an application. You will understand the subject of privacy, requirements they should be familiar with, and how to avoid violating any of the important new regulations being introduced. At the end of the book, you will have mastered creating open, interoperable and secure networks of things, protecting the privacy and integrity of your users and their information.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Defining ownership of data

In recent years, the predatory exploitation of information on the internet has highlighted the problem that there's no clear definition of ownership of data on the internet. Huge corporations are pushing the big data paradigm to hoard as much information as they possibly can, in the hope that it can be mined in the future to create additional value. This value will obviously fall into the hands of the companies doing the hoarding themselves, not the original creators of the information being hoarded. While big data and data mining have their obvious valuable use cases, their drawbacks must be clearly understood to be effectively addressed.

While certain types of information are protected by different types of legislation, there's no generic legislation that can be used to define ownership of data, and control its use, as well as profit from its usage. There is intellectual property and copyright legislation to protect ideas and created content. Trade secrets, legislation...