Easy-to-make, ultra-low power electronics could charge out of thin air

Researchers have developed a new approach to printed electronics which allows ultra-low power electronic devices that could recharge from ambient light or

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: engineering advanced-materials internet-of-things energy materials carbon


Police surveillance of Black Lives Matter shows the danger technology poses to democracy

The massive increase in internet-connected devices will create an informal surveillance network that could be used to target protestors and activists.

Jason Nurse, Assistant Professor in Cyber Security, University of Kent • conversation
July 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: internet-of-things surveillance police digital-privacy black-lives-matter digital-surveillance


Our 'zombie' solar cells could power indoor devices without sunlight

How indoor solar cells could help power the Internet of Things.

Marina Freitag, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Newcastle University • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: internet-of-things solar solar-power solar-panels

Model could help replace nonsense online with real facts

A new model could shed light on how false information spreads through social networks online.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: social-media internet-of-things internet journalism society-and-culture social-lives beliefs

Society's dependence on the internet: 5 cyber issues the coronavirus lays bare

Much of the world is moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Society's newly increased dependence on the internet is bringing the need for good cyber policy into sharp relief.

Jennifer Daskal, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Technology, Law & Security Program, American University • conversation
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  public-health  internet-of-things  covid-19  coronavirus  cybersecurity  internet  pandemic  disinformation  misinformation  supply-chains  new-coronavirus  censorship  cyber-law  ransomware  internet-policy

App tells you who’s collecting your data and why

A new app called IoT Assistant can tell you when your data's being collected in public places. Try it out on your own phone.

Daniel Tkacik-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: internet-of-things privacy security featured science-and-technology laws

Cryptographic “tag of everything” could protect the supply chain

Tiny, battery-free ID chip can authenticate nearly any product to help combat losses to counterfeiting.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 20, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: internet-of-things electronics industry research cyber-security school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology algorithms microsystems-technology-laboratory

A smart surface for smart devices

External system improves phones’ signal strength 1,000 percent, without requiring extra antennas.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
Feb. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: internet-of-things internet data networks research wireless school-of-engineering computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mobile-devices electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs

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