Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent IoT, recycling, and data security news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 7/02-7/06.
Without question, the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) has shaken up quite a bit in the electronics market – both at the consumer and enterprise levels. And now it looks like the technology will be taking over networks. Carriers are rolling out new low-power, narrow-band networks for the IoT dubbed NB-IoT. But why are these new networks needed? Due to cost, power, spectrum, reach and the aging 2G technology, carriers believe that NB-IoT networks can offer enough flexibility to meet not just current IoT use cases but those that have not yet been invented.
Are you recycling the way you should be? A recent paper published in Science Advances indicates that you might not be, and will probably never recycle correctly. Despite single stream recycling processes, which aimed to make recycling easier, the act of recycling has actually become near impossible. The paper even calls plastic recycling a ‘rigged game,’ where no matter what solution we propose, plastic pollution will always be around in some form or another. Nonetheless, there are still a few actions we can take to help stem the tide.
Trying to find some privacy on the internet? For some, this may sound like a rare occurrence these days, but it is still possible. And if you’re concerned about the privacy of your emails being compromised specifically, then you should think about using a service that encrypts your messages for the ultimate in security and privacy. The P2P communication protocol, Bitmessage is a popular way to send encrypted messages to another person or many subscribers. Provided are the steps you need to know to download and start using Bitmessage right away.