IoT News – Internet of Things Goes Underwater: Will It Survive or Drown?

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By Ludovic F. Rembert, Head of Research at Privacy Canada.The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a network of Internet-connected objects capable of collecting and sharing information.In today’s digital-driven environment, IoT connects nearly everything including homes, offices, and cars, enabling users to remotely operate a myriad of objects and equipments, along with a number of well-known security threats. The benefits of the IoT to a wide range of industries are evident, including the potential to remotely monitor devices in real-time while ensuring safety and predicting disruptions.However, some technical challenges remain to deploy IoT everywhere, like in underwater environments. And as…

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Hearn set to organise professional boxing bouts in his own back garden

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Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is planning to organise fights in his own back garden when professional boxing returns in July from the COVID-19 lockdown. Hearn’s mansion home and headquarters in Brentwood, Essex, has extensive grounds and he told Saturday’s Daily Mail he envisaged fight nights on four consecutive weekends behind closed doors. “It is a huge mission. We are going to turn our headquarters here into an outdoor venue for live boxing, with a full canopy in the middle of the garden and the ring overlooking London,” said the Matchroom boss. Anthony Joshua“Just imagine it. It…

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WSJ hires The Drum’s Deighton

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Katie DeightonThe Drum senior reporter Katie Deighton has been hired by The Wall Street Journal.She will start on Monday and work with Nat Ives and Ann-Marie Alcantara on the Experience Report, which explores how companies interact with consumers.Deighton has been based in New York City. Formerly based out of London, she reports on brand and business strategy out of the U.S., and produces, films, presents and edits the title’s editorial video output, including series such as Anatomy of an Ad, Creative Pursuits and Why I Left Advertising.She also reports on the intersection between politics and marketing.Deighton previously worked for Retail Week and…

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London’s Canary Wharf prepares for return of workers

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Canary Wharf has drawn up detailed plans to bring bankers, accountants and lawyers back to the financial district as the coronavirus pandemic eases, from introducing one-way routes to daily deep cleaning, limiting lift capacity and removing soft furnishings. The London estate, home to the European headquarters of Barclays, Citigroup and HSBC and many other businesses, is issuing new guidance to tenants this week after the government unveiled its back-to-work rules. Many companies are preparing to bring more staff back to its office towers after weeks working from home. Signs will tell workers they should not pass on escalators, while heavy…

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Investigations editor among those laid off at Quartz

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John KeefeJohn Keefe, the investigations editor at Quartz, was among the editorial staffers laid off by the financial news site on Thursday.On Twitter, Keefe wrote: “I’m looking for a new adventure — in journalism, news products, machine learning, truth seeking, team building, data for good, editing, or coding.” Keefe previously led the Quartz Artificial Intelligence Studio.Keefe came to Quartz from public radio station WNYC, where he was news director and the senior editor for data news. He’s the author of “Family Projects for Smart Objects” and teaches about prototyping, machine learning, and bots at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of…

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Government unveils taskforces for reopening five economic sectors

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The government has unveiled five new taskforces devoted to vulnerable sectors of the economy, intended to liaise with unions and others to see how soon each sector can safely resume work with coronavirus distancing measures. The five areas covered are all ones that have to wait before even limited reopening efforts can begin, in most cases until at least July. They are pubs and restaurants; non-essential shops; recreation and leisure; places of worship; and international air travel. The government view is that such businesses and areas should reopen as soon as possible “when the scientific advice provided allows us to”,…

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IoT News – Puloli Private IoT Networks Compatible with Qualcomm IoT Modem

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Qualcomm® 9205 LTE Modem Support for Upper 700 MHz A Block Enables New Generation of Endpoints for Critical Infrastructure Industries (CII).Puloli Inc., a leading provider of private IoT solutions for utilities and Smart Cities, today announced they will offer a new capability to utilities.This includes providing immediate access to the leading IoT platform from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. over the Puloli private IoT network using the Upper 700 MHz A Block band.Private IoT networks based on 5G/LTE IoT standards are rapidly gaining momentum as they offer secure, reliable, scalable, and cost-effective IoT solutions. Specifically, purpose-built private 5G/LTE IoT networks over dedicated…

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New Dow Jones CEO Latour: A reputation for being creative and innovative

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Almar LatourMax Willens of Digiday profiled new Dow Jones & Co. CEO Almar Latour, who rose to that spot last week.Willens writes, “Under Latour, the titles in Barron’s Group began to work together more closely, sharing resources and content while also diversifying their respective businesses. ‘There was this vision of what we could be together,’ an executive at one title said. For example, Barron’s began working more closely with Marketwatch, with the two brands sharing articles with one another, as well as collaborating on a streaming video show, produced in partnership with Nasdaq.“Latour also set ambitious goals for each brand’s individual…

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IoT News – RISC-V International and GlobalPlatform Partner to Enhance Security Design of IoT Devices

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Industry associations collaborate to drive open source standards that simplify security design for hardware developers and enhance the security of IoT devices and processors.GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, RISC-V International, a global non-profit consortium, are pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU).Collaboration between the two organizations will help accelerate the development of open standards for the hardware design of embedded components in connected devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). This includes processors embedded with Trusted Execution Environment (TEEs), which are witnessing significant growth.In 2019, GlobalPlatform reported a 50 percent year-on-year increase…

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Facebook invests in local news via grants to local journalism

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Eugene Weekly was one of the local papers which received a $25,000 grant from the Facebook Journalism Project as a means to weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.The money will be used to sustain publishing operations allowing the Weekly to continue with its arts and entertainment reporting and its investigative and solutions journalism. The funds will also be used to restore the coverage of local government to the Lane County area.Plans are also underway to start a weekly email newsletter for readers.In addition, the Facebook Journalism project has also awarded Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism with a $100,000…

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IoT News – Semtech and YoSmart Create Safer and Smarter Homes with LoRa® Devices

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The YoLink product line quickly connects applications including doors, security systems, electrical outlets, and water piping to drive greater home efficiency.Semtech Corporation announced that YoSmart, a high-tech enterprise company focused on smart home and life products, has integrated Semtech’s LoRa® devices into its new “YoLink” line of Internet of Things (IoT) products for use in the home.The solutions leverage LoRa devices’ advantages for simplified deployment to quickly connect a variety of home applications, including doors, security systems, electrical outlets, and water piping to accurately monitor data in real time and create safer, cost-efficient homes.“Semtech’s LoRa devices provide the ideal platform…

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£2bn for cycling & walking as Shapps warns of gradual return to normality

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The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has said that moving beyond the coronavirus pandemic will be a “gradual process, not a single leap to freedom” as he announced a £2bn package to support cycling and walking. The prime minister is expected to announce only very modest changes in detailing his “roadmap” for easing the lockdown in his televised address on Sunday evening, but there are concerns that mixed messaging has prompted the public to head outside. Warning that it will take some time for things to get back to normal, Shapps said: “Moving beyond Covid will be a gradual process, not…

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How the pandemic is affecting the WSJ’s events business

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Kerry Flynn of CNN Business explores how media operations such as The Wall Street Journal have had their events business affected by the coronavirus pandemic.Flynn writes, “The Wall Street Journal hosts hundreds of events every year, from intimate dinners for its C-suite communities to big conferences like WSJ Tech Live and the Future of Everything. Tickets for the Future of Everything can cost up to $1,800 for a three-day pass.“Those tentpole events require significant planning. The Journal’s events team started coordinating this year’s Future of Everything festival, scheduled for May 11 to 13 in New York City, last April. Leigh…

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IoT News – Paessler launches public BETA of BitDecoder to translate IoT data from SigFox 0G devices into visual formats

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Paessler AG, the monitoring specialist, announces the launch of its BitDecoder – a SaaS application that decodes payloads from Sigfox 0G-connected devices.BitDecoder takes encoded payload data from Sigfox 0G-connected IoT devices and transforms it into a visual and more easily readable format, namely a decoded JSON format. It is designed to help organizations structure, market and decode complex payloads more simply and efficiently.Benefits of BitDecoder:Highly visual format – transforms encoded hexadecimal payload into decoded JSON formatSaves time using pre-defined device templates – the BitDecoder comes with many templates for multiple devices saving development time and effortNo programming skills are required…

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WSJ wins three Human Rights Press Awards

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The Wall Street Journal has won three categories in the 24th Human Rights Press Awards announced Wednesday.Journal reporters Natasha Khan, Joyu Wang, John Lyons, Chun Han Wong, Wenxin Fan, Mike Bird, Lucy Craymer, Jing Yang and Eva Dou won in the breaking news category for their coverage of the Hong Kong protests.Khan, Fan and Lyons also won in the explanatory feature writing category for “The People of Hong Kong.”And Josh Chin and Clement Burge won the multimedia category for “Xinjiang: China’s Drive for Control.”The Journal also received a merit recognition in two other categories.“Amazon’s Troubled Asian Supply Chain” by Jon…

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