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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

Introducing the GDPR

The state of privacy of individuals in the world looked bleak until 2016. Most people were subjected to the pleasures of global internet companies, who abused their positions to collect and process the personal information of their users, without their informed consent, selling it on to third parties, and not always in the best interest of the original users. This uncontrolled state of affairs is only beneficial for a few robber barons who can exploit the fact that most people are unaware of what is happening, how the proposed technology works, what the alternatives are, what their rights are, who is benefitting from it all, and who bears the long-term consequences.

To provide authorities with effective means to regulate the processing of personal information and give some of the lost rights back to people, the European Union managed to create perhaps the first effective and good legislation in this field in May 2016: the General Data Protection Regulation, or the GDPR...