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ICYMI Through January 20, 2020

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 01/27/2020
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Typical winter events swirl around us—Hollywoodians start to pat each other on the back at award shows, the Super Bowl teams are set (Kansas City versus San Francisco), and tennis fans yearn for the temperatures they hear about at the Australian Open, where it’s summer. Odd this year? Charlotte, N.C., is so cold the Charlotte Observer is running stories on how to recognize frostbite.

Microsoft’s Channel 9 video last week was “Let’s Talk IoT Security.” Includes a hack making a Raspberry Pi start crypto mining. And how to stop it.

Verizon released “10 Trends Driving Enterprise IT Transformation in 2020.” You won’t believe #3! #10 is amazing!

SAP’s e3zine offers “IoT: Foundation of the Intelligent Enterprise.”

Whether or not you agree with WIRED that “IoT is a security hellscape” or not, Open Source encryption approaches could improve IoT security in many ways.

A new year always brings roundup stories. Analytics India Magazine has “Top 8 IoT Projects Beginners Must Try in 2020.” These vary in ambition from an IoT alarm clock to an IoT-based traffic management system.

If you’re into smarter cities, check out a new report from the cities of Stockholm, Barcelona, and Cologne and their partners in the GrowSmarter project titled, “From Dream to Reality—Recommendations for Policymakers and Practitioners.” The free PDF download is full of smart city advice from the experienced.

The Motley Fool believes IoT and AI will help Starbucks make more money. At least your name will be misspelled in a high-tech font.

The U.S. government will soon create a national IoT strategy, thanks to the passage of S-1611 by the Senate. Before that, of course, there will be many, many committee meetings.

HealthTech offers an update on How the Internet of Medical Things Is Impacting Healthcare.

More healthcare info? Here you go: “At the Cutting Edge of Healthcare: IoT Data in Preventative Care.”

Think Consumer Reports is just the magazine your Dad buys to check repair records on a car he’s considering? Now CR is big into IoT, and just sent a letter to 25 connected smart home vendors putting them on notice that future product ratings will drop based on lax security.

In the real estate market? If so, here’s how landlords can avoid the dreaded IoT proof of concept trap.

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Do you or your customers have a large physical area to protect? Perhaps a Wireless Video Surveillance Robot using Raspberry Pi can help.