Links da Semana #23

Internet das Coisas e Smart Cities

Os projetos de “smart cities” em algumas cidades brasileiras são incitavas que se aproximam, ao integrarem Big Data, Internet das Coisas (IOT) e Cidades Digitais. Mas não há uma coalizão para pensar a questão, nem propor ações. A adoção, no entanto, vai se dar mais fortemente no mercado de bens eletrônicos como a domótica, a performance pessoal (monitoramento físico), o setor automobilístico e a logística industrial e no comércio. – See more at: http://andrelemos.info/2014/01/internet-das-coisas-2/#sthash.D7LRj2MN.dpuf

Why the ‘Internet of Things’ may never happen

The label “Internet of Things” is used to describe Internet-connected devices that communicate without human involvement.

For example, as you read this article, you’re using the regular Internet. You’re a human being who is communicating with another human being (Yours Truly), and this communication is facilitated by many other human beings (editors, web designers, engineers, etc.). Like Soylent Green, the Internet is made out of people — and computers whose main purpose is to help people use the Internet.

Fridge sends spam emails as attack hits smart gadgets

The fridge was one of more than 100,000 devices used to take part in the spam campaign.

Uncovered by security firm Proofpoint the attack compromised computers, home routers, media PCs and smart TV sets.

The attack is believed to be one of the first to exploit the lax security on devices that are part of the “internet of things”.

Rebuffing F.C.C. in ‘Net Neutrality’ Case, Court Allows Streaming Deals

WASHINGTON — Internet service providers are free to make deals with services like Netflix or Amazon allowing those companies to pay to stream their products to online viewers through a faster, express lane on the web,a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Federal regulators had tried to prevent those deals, saying they would give large, rich companies an unfair edge in reaching consumers. But since the Internet is not considered a utility under federal law, the court said, it is not subject to regulations banning the arrangements.