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US Senate passes bill setting cybersecurity standards for IoT devices

A bipartisan bill that sets specific cybersecurity standards for Internet of Things (IoT) devices used by all American government agencies has been passed in the US Senate. Called the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act 2020, it makes it mandatory for the director of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to evolve standards for government acquisition and use of such devices, and create a policy around disclosing security vulnerabilities in them. This Act would come into force lates...
Tags: Travel, Internet Of Things, Usa, News, Singapore, US, CIO, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, US Senate, Homeland Security, Bill, Iot, Senate Committee on Homeland Security, NIST, OMB


Can artificial intelligence give elephants a winning edge?

Adam Benzion Contributor Share on Twitter Adam Benzion is a serial entrepreneur, writer, tech investor, co-founder of Hackster.io and the CXO of Edge Impulse. Images of elephants roaming the African plains are imprinted on all of our minds and something easily recognized as a symbol of Africa. But the future of elephants today is uncertain. An elephant is currently being killed by poachers every 15 minutes, and humans, who l...
Tags: Column, Internet Of Things, Japan, Science, Microsoft, Developer, Africa, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, John Legend, GreenTech, Natalie Portman, Western Digital, Sara, Tim


Verizon partners with Apple to launch 5G Fleet Swap

Apple and Verizon today announced a new partnership that will make it easier for their business partners to go all-in on 5G. Fleet Swap, as the program is called, allows businesses to trade in their entire fleet of smartphones — no matter whether they are currently a Verizon customer or not — and move to the iPhone 12 with no upfront cost and either zero cost (for the iPhone 12 mini) or a low monthly cost. (Disclaimer: Verizon is TechCrunch’s corporate parent. The company has zero input in...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, TC, Mobile, Verizon, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Tech, General-motors, Smartphone, Smartphones, Verizon Business, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications, Detroit, Verizon Communications


Which emerging technologies are enterprise companies getting serious about in 2020?

Scott Kirsner Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Kirsner is CEO and co-founder of Innovation Leader, a research and events firm that focuses on innovation in Global 1000 companies, and a longtime business columnist for The Boston Globe. Startups need to live in the future. They create roadmaps, build products and continually upgrade them with an eye on next year — or even a few years out. Big companies, often the target custo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Internet Of Things, Enterprise, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Cisco, Private Equity, North America, Corporate Venture Capital, KPMG LLP, Scott Kirsner, Mobile Technologies, The Boston Globe Startups


Qualcomm Ventures invests in four 5G startups

Qualcomm Ventures, Qualcomm’s investment arm, today announced four new strategic investments in 5G-related startups. These companies are private mobile network specialist Celona, mobile network automation platform Cellwize, the edge computing platform Azion and Pensando, another edge computing platform that combines its software stack with custom hardware. The overall goal here is obviously to help jumpstart 5G use cases in the enterprise and — by extension — for consumers by investing in a w...
Tags: Startups, Internet Of Things, Enterprise, Tech, Telecommunications, Computing, Wireless, Machine Learning, Qualcomm, 5g, Mobile Technology, Qualcomm Ventures, Wireless Technology, Li, Pensando, Cellwize


Microsoft announces its first Azure data center region in Taiwan

After announcing its latest data center region in Austria earlier this month and an expansion of its footprint in Brazil, Microsoft today unveiled its plans to open a new region in Taiwan. This new region will augment its existing presence in East Asia, where the company already runs data centers in China (operated by 21Vianet), Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. This new region will bring Microsoft’s total presence around the world to 66 cloud regions. Similar to its recent expansion in Brazil, Mic...
Tags: Cloud, Internet Of Things, Japan, Microsoft, China, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing, Tech, Taiwan, Artificial Intelligence, Austria, Computing, Korea, Brazil, Iot, Microsoft Azure


Edge computing startup Edgify secures $6.5M Seed from Octopus, Mangrove and semiconductor

Edgify, which builds AI for edge computing, has secured a $6.5m seed funding round backed by Octopus Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners and an unnamed semiconductor giant. The name was not released but TechCrunch understands it nay be Intel Corp. or Qualcomm Inc. Edgify’s technology allows ‘edge devices’ (devices at the edge of the internet) to interpret vast amounts of data, train an AI model locally, and then share that learning across its network of similar devices. This then trains all the ...
Tags: TC, Internet Of Things, Europe, Cloud Computing, Articles, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Machine Learning, Cybernetics, Manufacturing, Deep Learning, Mobile Devices, Semiconductor, Science and Technology, Voice Recognition


Singapore will label IoT products with cybersecurity ratings

Singapore has launched a scheme to label smart devices with their cybersecurity ratings. Launched by the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore, the Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme is currently a voluntary scheme that is available for Wi-Fi routers and smart home hubs to start with. Depending on the response, the CSA will make it mandatory for all internet of things (IoT) devices. The Straits Times first reported about it. The CSA will waive the application fees for the labels for one year (unt...
Tags: Travel, Internet Of Things, News, Australia, Singapore, US, Cybersecurity, Cyber Security, Asia Pacific, Iot, Asean, Csa, CII, Straits Times, Cyber Security Agency CSA, Singapore Cyber Security Agency


Hackers could lock your junk in this web-connected chastity cage

Example #69 of why the Internet of Shit is a bad idea: Penetration testers found that the Cellmate brand chastity cage can be remotely hacked and permanently locked onto the wearer, requiring a potentially embarrassing trip to the ER, since there's no manual override. — Read the rest
Tags: Internet Of Things, Video, News, Sex Toys, Consumer Electronics, Kink, Chastity Device, Internet Of Shit


Hacking a Coffee Maker

As expected, IoT devices are filled with vulnerabilities: As a thought experiment, Martin Hron, a researcher at security company Avast, reverse engineered one of the older coffee makers to see what kinds of hacks he could do with it. After just a week of effort, the unqualified answer was: quite a lot. Specifically, he could trigger the coffee maker to turn on the burner, dispense water, spin the bean grinder, and display a ransom message, all while beeping repeatedly. Oh, and by the way, the on...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Uncategorized, Hacking, Reverse Engineering, Vulnerabilities, Bruce Schneier, Martin Hron, Hron


Microsoft launches Premonition, its hardware and software platform for detecting biological threats

At its Ignite conference, Microsoft today announced that Premonition, a robotics and sensor platform for monitoring and sampling disease carriers like mosquitos and a cloud-based software stack for analyzing samples, will soon be in private preview. The idea here, as Microsoft describes it, is to set up a system that can essentially function as a weather monitoring system, but for disease outbreaks. The company first demonstrated the project in 2015, but it has come quite a long way since. Pr...
Tags: TC, Internet Of Things, Texas, Science, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Mosquito, United States, Computing, Machine Learning, Jackson, Bayer, Zika, National Science Foundation


Sternum raises $6.5M Series A on its IoT security bet

If we have learned anything from the mass production of cheap internet-connected devices is that security was an afterthought. Default passwords are the norm and security flaws aren’t patched, leaving entire fleets of smart devices vulnerable to attack. But one Israeli security startup is taking a different approach to protect vulnerable Internet of Things devices. Sternum, headquartered in Tel Aviv, provides an embedded integrity verification technology, known as EIV, which verifies that the...
Tags: Security, Internet Of Things, Tel Aviv, Tech, Vulnerability, Hacking, Computing, Smart Devices, Square Peg, Natali Tshuva, Tshuva, Merle Hinrich, BTOV Philippe Schwartz


Police use footage from Amazon's Ring doorbells for investigations, but leaked documents reveal the FBI is concerned that homeowners could spy on officers

Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images The FBI is worried that personal home-security cameras, like Amazon's Ring doorbell camera, could be used to tip off homeowners to police searches, according to a leaked report. Since Ring was bought by Amazon in 2018, the service has become ubiquitous for homeowners looking for an extra layer of security.It also has been used widely by law enforcement, with over 600 US police departments partnering with Ring to request footage from the home systems and thei...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Internet Of Things, Politics, Boston, US, Trends, Surveillance, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Larry Page, Brooklyn, New Orleans, Mike Brown, Waze, Doorbell


RealPage acquires real estate IoT startup Stratis

RealPage, a publicly traded full-service property management technology firm with over 12,200 clients worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Stratis IoT,  a startup that provides IoT services to the real estate industry, with a focus on access and energy management tools. “RealPage aims to become a leading provider in the burgeoning rental property automation market, and thereby create significant opportunity for operators to increase rents, improve sustainability, add operational effic...
Tags: Startups, TC, Internet Of Things, Europe, Real Estate, Technology, Tech, United States, Smart Technology, Latin America, Exit, Stratis, Steve Winn, Realpage, Stratis IoT, U S Japan UK


The Oura Ring is the personal health tracking device to beat in 2020

The Oura Ring has been getting a lot of attention lately because of its role in a number of COVID-19 studies, as well as its adoption by both the NBA and WNBA as a potential tool for helping prevent any outbreaks of the novel coronavirus as those two leagues get back to a regular schedule of play. Oura has released multiple generations of the Ring, which is a health and fitness tracker that reports a range of data, and I’ve spent the past month using one to see what all the fuss is about. The b...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Bluetooth, Wearable, Activity Tracker, Smartphone, Balance, Smartwatches, Heritage, Nba


IoT and data science will boost foodtech in the post-pandemic era

Sunny Dhillon Contributor Share on Twitter Sunny Dhillon is an early-stage investor at Signia Ventures in San Francisco where he invests in retail tech, e-commerce infrastructure and logistics, alongside consumer and enterprise software startups. More posts by this contributor From farm to phone: A paradigm shift in grocery An optimistic view of deepfakes Even as e-grocery usage has skyrocketed ...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Column, Internet Of Things, Science, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Supermarkets, Data Science, Venture Capital, Fda, Food Waste, Iot


Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns being attached to the proposal from multiple quarters. This means the deal is on ice for a period of time that could last until early December. The Commission said it has 90 working days to take a decision on the acquisition — so until December 9, 2020. Commenting on opening an “in-depth investigation” i...
Tags: Google, Android, Gadgets, Facebook, Wearables, Internet Of Things, Europe, Privacy, Congress, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphones, Whatsapp, Policy


The cybersecurity industry needs to reinvent itself

Nir Zuk Contributor Share on Twitter Nir Zuk is the co-founder and chief technical officer of Palo Alto Networks. More posts by this contributor Palo Alto Networks And Preserving Culture From 15 People to $15B Organizations are spending more money on cybersecurity and feeling less secure. Last year, 93% of cybersecurity professionals said they were moderately or extremely concerned about cloud securit...
Tags: Security, Startups, Cloud, Column, Internet Of Things, Privacy, Tech, Cryptography, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Idc, Computer Security, Market Analysis, Nir Zuk, ML, Chief Information Security Officer


Taking on the perfect storm in cybersecurity

Nir Zuk Contributor Share on Twitter Nir Zuk is the co-founder and chief technical officer of Palo Alto Networks. The cybersecurity industry is at a turning point. Traditional security approaches were already struggling to deal with rising cyberattacks, a shift to cloud and explosive growth in Internet of Things (41.6 billion IoT devices by 2025, anyone?). Then came the COVID-19 pandemic and all the changes that were foment...
Tags: Security, Startups, Column, Internet Of Things, Cloud Computing, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Nir Zuk, ML, Chief Information Security Officer, Technology Partners


EU antitrust lawmakers kick off IoT deep dive to follow the data flows

The potential for the Internet of Things to lead to distortion in market competition is troubling European Union lawmakers who have today kicked off a sectoral inquiry. They’re aiming to gather data from hundreds of companies operating in the smart home and connected device space — via some 400 questionnaires, sent to companies big and small across Europe, Asia and the US — using the intel gleaned to feed a public consultation slated for early next year when the Commission will also pub...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Gadgets, Wearables, Asia, Internet Of Things, Europe, Privacy, US, Siri, Tech, Eu, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Competition


Twilio acquires Electric Imp to bolster its growing IoT business

While you may mostly think about Twilio in the context of its voice and text messaging platform, the company has recently made a number of moves to bolster its IoT platform, which is already one of its fastest-growing business units. To accelerate this push, the company today announced that it quietly acquired IoT platform Electric Imp a few months ago. Before the acquisition, Electric Imp, which was one of the earlier IoT startups, had raised about $44 million from firms like Ramparts Capita...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Internet Of Things, Technology, Gmail, Wi-fi, Berlin, Tech, Gm, M&a, Iot, Redpoint, Twilio, Smart Devices, Lowercase Capital


What Comes Next: How tech is helping offices and workplaces reopen

A look ahead to see what businesses will need to do as we move forward into the next phase of reopening.
Tags: Internet Of Things, Business, Safety, Trends, Features, What Comes Next, Coronavirus, COVID-19


MIT’s new way to remotely monitor vital signs over time could help with early COVID-19 detection in care homes

MIT researchers have been building out the capabilities of a system they created that can monitor vital signs without requiring any direct contact sensors or wearables – using wireless signals already present in the environment. Now, the team, which is working gout of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) is taking their system even further, with the ability to identify a specific individual as one they’ve monitored previously, keeping their records tied to them over tim...
Tags: TC, Internet Of Things, Space, Science, Technology, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Cameras, Wireless, Biotech, Wearable Devices, Monitoring, MIT CSAIL, Ambient Intelligence, Ubiquitous Computing


12 top cybersecurity VCs discuss investing, valuations and no-go zones

Cybersecurity is by far the most important area in any industry. Without it, we would be in hacker open season. But cybersecurity is difficult to get right. One wrong move and you can leave the door open for data breaches, ransomware, and nation state-backed espionage. That’s why there’s such an intense focus on cybersecurity from an investor’s point of view. How does an investor know what’s a worthwhile security solution and not snake oil? And in an already saturated security startup space, who...
Tags: Security, Internet Of Things, Funding, Tech, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Iot, Cyberwarfare, Datadog, Computer Security, Information Age, Chief Information Security Officer, Olivier Pomel, Scale Venture


Xiaomi’s investment house of IoT surpasses 300 companies

Xiaomi, the Chinese comapny famous for its budget smartphones and a bevy of value-for-money gadgets, said in a filing on Thursday that it has backed more than 300 companies as of March, totaling 32.3 billion yuan ($4.54 billion) in book value and 225.9 million yuan ($32 million million) in net gains on disposal of investments in just the first quarter. The electronics giant has surely lived up to its ambition to construct an ecosystem of the internet of things, or IoT. Most of its investments...
Tags: TC, Asia, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Electronics, China, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Artificial Intelligence, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Nasdaq, 5g, Mi, Alexa


MIT develops a way to use wireless signals from in-home appliances to better understand your health

Having a holistic picture of your health might not mean just wearing a device like an Apple Watch that can monitor your biometrics – researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed a new system that can figure out when and where in-home appliances like hair dryers, stoves, microwaves and washing machines are being used, and they believe that info could help inform healthcare practitioners about the habits and challenges of people under their care. The...
Tags: Health, TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Hardware, Articles, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Ambient Intelligence, Remote Care


Otonomo raises $46 million to expand its automotive data marketplace

New vehicles today can produce a treasure trove of data. Without the proper tools, that data will sit undisturbed, rendering it worthless. A number of companies have sprung up to help automakers manage and use data generated from connected cars. Israeli startup Otonomo is one such player that jumped on the scene in 2015 with a cloud-based software platform that captures and anonymizes vehicle data so it can then be used to create apps to provide services such as electric vehicle management, s...
Tags: Startups, TC, Internet Of Things, South Korea, Japan, Tech, Information, Automotive, Computing, Bmw, Connected Car, Player, Daimler, Data Security, Bessemer Venture Partners, Computer Security


Chinese startup Rokid pitches COVID-19 detection glasses in U.S.

Thermal imaging wearables used in China to detect COVID-19 symptoms could soon be deployed in the U.S. Hangzhou based AI startup Rokid is in talks with several companies to sell its T1 glasses in America, according to Rokid’s U.S. Director Liang Guan. Rokid is among a wave of Chinese companies creating technology to address the coronavirus pandemic, which has dealt a blow to the country’s economy.  Per info Guan provided, Rokid’s T1 thermal glasses use an infrared sensor to detect the...
Tags: TC, Internet Of Things, Technology, California, White House, China, Articles, America, San Francisco, Tech, E-commerce, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Artificial Intelligence, United States, President


Electrical worker safety startup launches a COVID-19 workplace distance and contact tracker

A startup that created a dedicated gadget to help ensure the safety of electrical industry workers has turned their talents to addressing the need for similar workplace protections in the face of another threat: COVID-19. Vancouver-based Proxxi is launching Halo, a wrist-worn wearable device that can provide a vibration notification to alert someone of the presence of another band within 6 feet – the recommended span of separation to ensure proper social distancing. Proxxi explains that the devi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Bluetooth, Workplace, Halo, Tech, Smartphone, Vancouver, Wearable Technology, Estimote, Wearable Devices, Ambient Intelligence, Job Site


Myriota raises $19.3 million to expand its IoT satellite constellation

Internet of things satellite connectivity startup Myriota has raises a $19.3 million Series B funding round, led by Hostplus and Main Sequence Ventures, with additional funding from Boeing, former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, Singtel Innov8 and others. The company has now raised $37 million in Funding, and has four satellites on orbit already, with a plan to expand that to 25 by 2022 with the help of this new funding. Myriota provides low-cost, power efficient direct satellite connectivity...
Tags: Startups, TC, Internet Of Things, Space, Technology, Singapore, Articles, Tech, Canada, United States, Antarctica, Satellite, Adelaide, Norway, Aerospace, Boeing