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Mastering Internet of Things

By : Peter Waher
Book Image

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

Chapter 16. Privacy

The last chapter of this book is dedicated to perhaps the most important subject of our time: privacy. Its importance is widely underestimated, and the design decisions we make for information systems we help build have a huge impact on our ability to protect the privacy of our users. The question of privacy is often completely omitted, simply because it is believed by many to be impossible to protect in the information society of today. I, as the author of this book, leave this chapter till last, because if there is anything I wish you to take with you in your professional career it is a heightened awareness of how important privacy is, that it is possible to protect, and what you can and must do to protect it. This chapter covers the following topics:

  • An introduction to what privacy is and why it matters
  • An introduction to new privacy legislation
  • How technology can help protect privacy