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The Internet of Things: Benefits vs. Costs

May 4th, 2016 by Sarah Ricard

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration defines the Internet of Things as “the connection of physical objects, infrastructure, and environments to various identifiers, sensors, networks and computing capability.” One example includes the ability to control home electronics remotely through a smart phone app.

The growth of the IoT has implications for businesses and individuals that include convenience along with privacy concerns.

To help determine the cost versus the benefits of the IoT, the NTIA has issued a request for public comments. Details available here (see pages 19957-19960).

The deadline to comment is 4 p.m. on May 23.

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