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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 privacy

If you ask people on the street, at work, at home, or in class what privacy is, or what it means, you are normally met with blank stares. People have no clue. They are not even sure if it is important or not. It is too vague. You might even encounter people who claim that privacy is a bad thing. Only bad people require privacy. If you have nothing to hide, why hide? No wonder privacy has eroded fast, if people don't know what it is, see no value in it, and do nothing to defend it against those who profit from eliminating it.

Understanding the importance

In article 12 of UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we can read: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks. Simply put, privacy is a fundamental human right.

The fundamental human rights form the basis on which all legislation...