- by kq4ym, Data Doctor
- 12/4/2017 11:55:43 AM
While as noted there is "still philosophical debates about how much data should be kept and how much data should discarded," I wonder if huge collectors of data such as Amazon and Google keep literally everything becsause they can or if even those outfits let go of some things collected figuring there's not use for the data.
- 12/1/2017 12:27:40 PM
Seth, I'm with you on this. Regulatory measures are reactive to actions already taken. It's not enough to merely apologize after bad deeds and expect to be left alone on your word to be good going forward. Example is uber amongst many.
- 11/30/2017 11:31:20 PM
This is why I believe in regulation. Businesses say regulation is costly and a burden and it is. But in almost every case, especially with financial companies, when companies promise to be good they don't.
- 11/30/2017 11:35:10 AM
Seth, profit or greed if you will is the road map, and we know well that they know no clearly marked boundaries. Pushing the envelope is the core operating procedure.
- 11/30/2017 11:29:27 AM
Lyndon, the infamous unintended consequences is being played out with IoT. That starry eyed wonder started on a not well defined journey void of any guardrails or road map. Wild adventure!
- by Lyndon_Henry, Blogger
- 11/30/2017 6:39:39 AM
Rbaz writes that ...
... the rules of the road are being written as we drive when it comes to all this data. I'm afraid that the boundaries or lack of, is being set by the people gathering the data. So profits will guide the journey.
I would say: profits along with other motivations. I think back just a few years when IoT was being portrayed with starry-eyed excitement as simply a major new advance in convenience. Now it's evident that some awfully nefarious interests are at work out there that are doing their best to exploit some extremely intrusive and dangerous vulnerabilities.
In a sense, the "rules of the road" are sort of writing themselves, and our society is just at the starting line of that road.
- 11/30/2017 2:14:56 AM
@rbaz. You touch on an important point about the boundries being set by those collecting the data. However, there doesn't seem to be any. The ony boundries we will have are those that are set by ourselves.
- 11/29/2017 5:42:48 PM
Seth, the rules of the road are being written as we drive when it comes to all this data. I'm afraid that the boundaries or lack of, is being set by the people gathering the data. So profits will guide the journey.
- by Lyndon_Henry, Blogger
- 11/26/2017 3:04:58 PM
In her blog post Lisa asks
What kinds of IoT devices does your company use? Has the data been integrated with other data so it can be analyzed in some sort of departmental context?
As I've reported in several previous articles published on A2, IoT is now used extensively in public transportation, both in urban transit systems and Amtrak's intercity rail passenger operations.
Regarding urban transit, in my article "Public Transportation Moves With Analytics" (12 July 2012) I summarized a number of functions such as automatic passenger counting, automatic vehicle location, automatiuc fare collection, and various passenger information features. These and more are now all typically linked via IoT, and the number of IoT-linked operations continues to expand.
- 11/24/2017 11:03:43 PM
This makes me think of all the data provided by Google or Amazon's Alexa. It's a marketer's dream come true of actually being able to be in someone's house and observe what they are doing. Though Amazon and Google say that the device is only activated with a key word, anyone can go to their Google account @ myactivity, and listen to tons of recording from their cellphones that they did not initiate.
Amazon is considering allowing delevopers to have access to these conversations.
Compaines are lining up to get this data and there are consultant companies such as Epsilon's Data Design that are specifically targeting these needs.