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What will 5G do for me?

Published November 14, 2019 by SoClaimon

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What will 5G do for me?

Nov 13. 2019
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In a society where speed is always of the essence, 4G has delivered huge gains in performance: from 150Mbit/s to over 1GBit.

Now it’s about to be usurped by 5G, which brings not just an evolutionary growth in bandwidth, but also better use of the wireless spectrum, and improved connection reliability that will not only improve existing use-cases, but also provide essential flexibility and innovation space for new applications.

This flexibility is essential, and has became a core part of the 5G specification, which covers extreme bandwidth (eMBB), ultra-low latency and wired-(URLLC) and space for billions of connections (mMTC) thus seeding the potential for new apps and services to grow without worrying about limitations.

This isn’t vacant enthusiasm either: we have so many mobile-first services available today didn’t exist prior to 4G smartphones, and with smartphone ubiquity and utility so obvious and global its a safe bet that 5G will again yield a flurry of new and innovative services, experiences and investments.

How will 5G improve our lives and what kinds of new opportunities can we expect?

Smart Cities

Building smarter cities can provide a wealth of benefits, but this is built on “operational intelligence”, which is to say services that react to the real-world, rather than just being fixed. Sensors and cameras will make up the bulk of the data gathering, and then cellular connectivity such as NB-IoT [Narrowband-Internet of Things] will relay it to a Cloud service for collection and digestion.

This forms just part of the billions of devices that are expected to join the IoT ecosystem in the next decade; some of which will do some edge-processing but most of which will require some form of remote connection capacity that’s likely to rely on cellular rather than unlicensed bands.

NB-IoT is already due to become the most popular LPWA (low-power wide area) network within the next two years; this reuses 2G cellular spectrum for those countries that have retired 2G services, or it can use the inter-band space of 4G LTE.

Replacing your home broadband with Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)

A big market opportunity for 5G is not actually mobile devices, but instead in replacing your home broadband.

Termed Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), this essentially is a device you plug in anywhere at home that converts a fast 5G connection into home Wi-Fi/Ethernet, letting all your Wi-Fi only devices – laptops, tablets, smart TV, smart appliances, doorbell, security cameras, games console have the benefits of multi-Gigabit bandwidth 5G offers.

This replaces the need to replace copper wiring with fibre to every house, saving significant infrastructure cost, and also frees the home user to put their 5G-enabled router just about anywhere, instead of within reach of the landline.

As most broadband users are on sub-Gigabit speeds today, it could provide a truly significant boost in internet performance at home. While for remote villages or developing countries where internet services are sparse or difficult to wire, it could be the gateway to internet availability for the very first time.

Internet of Vehicles (IoV), In-vehicle Infotainment and Autonomy

IoV covers a lot of aspects of vehicular connectivity, whether personal or commercial. Some vehicles today include cellular connections, but the usage is often limited to basic apps like maps, music or emergency calling. In future it’s expected that new services will be introduced into vehicles – whether for in-vehicle entertainment; 4K movies, TV, music, internet, ticket sales and advertising (buses, coaches, trains), or increasing levels of autonomy. Public Wi-Fi is typically slow and spotty, yet it can be an essential asset for tourists or Wi-Fi-only device users (laptops) so this service certainly has growth potential. With vehicles now competing for cellular space alongside smartphones, 5G’s better spectral efficiency will certainly provide capacity to meet this growth.

Autonomous vehicles, meanwhile, will require ultra-reliable, low latency connectivity (that won’t be available until a few years into 5G) and V2X (vehicle to everything) standards that are only now in discussion.

Suddenly areas that were previously of low cellular demand, like highways, have hundreds of calls for high bandwidth streams, information services and in future, mission-critical low-latency requests.

Game Streaming (Gaming as a Service)

5G is designed to be application variable between extreme bandwidth, ultra-low latency and massive connectivity. Gaming on smartphones has recently exploded in popularity with games like Fortnite becoming an international hit. However, instead of rendering the game on the smartphone itself, game streaming services instead do the heavy lifting remotely and stream the display output to devices instead. This reduces the pressure on the smartphone, while simultaneously opening up many lower-performance smartphones, or even other devices like smart TVs, to be able to play games with high-end graphics. It will also offer other advantages such as being able to pause a game on one device and seamlessly continue playing it on another.

As games are extremely latency sensitive – the user button press has to be acted upon within a few milliseconds – having the ability to tune the wireless connection in favor of being ultra-responsive is literally a game changer. Big investments being already made by companies such as Google, EA, Microsoft and Sony, who are a testament to this technology becoming an expected inflection point.

Better connection reliability

Deeper into the spec of 5G, we find it enables much better spectral efficiency. This means, the available wireless space is better used. If you’re out anywhere where there’s a lot of people (and inevitably their smartphones) like shopping malls, airports, train stations, sports stadiums – this is a real advantage.

For example: as a match hits half-time or the period ends, triggering 80,000 people in the stadium to pull out their smartphone to check the scores elsewhere, it puts an immense and sudden pressure on a single point of cellular infrastructure. 5G is designed to provide this kind of capacity through better use of wireless air-space, so all these people should see no noticeable difference in user experience.

5G mobile devices and base-stations work together to provide a still ‘good enough’ performance the closer you get to the edge of cellular reception, meaning you’ll still get a useful 100s Mbps performance rather than kbps.

Growth of remote interactions and XR

The remote-service model yields a real potential for services such a as tele-education, -office, -industrial robotics or -health services. Tele-education could provide more real-time opportunities between students and teachers. Office and industry can bring remote workers together to foster closer working relationships, operational efficiency and working assurances to satisfy HR. Tele-health provides several applications such as remotely providing medical services to at-home patients, reducing the burden on hospitals, or providing the mission-critical connection backbone for remote surgeries, where a field-specialist is using precision robotic arms whilst in another city or country.

XR describes the evolution of VR, MR and AR; a reality model that is not limited to the device but will continue to be an opportunity for future industries listed above. Where going beyond the flat screen into an immersive experience that’s closer-to-real will require personal freedom; that infers an ultra-low latency, ultra-efficient cellular connection of sufficient bandwidth for the application. 5G’s flexible design should meet this type of highly application-specific criteria.

The AI wildcard

All this is even before we come to the potential of Artificial Intelligence. While developing rapidly, AI is still in its application infancy and we don’t know how it will change the landscape of products – user, commercial, industrial or civic. The balance between AI processing on-device or in the Cloud is likely to swing back and forth as new software is created, new opportunities are discovered and new services are launched and improved upon. Whether they become part of consumer smartphones, commercial IoT, or used in smart cities, who knows, but it’s likely, though, that all will require some amount of data-offloading or discussion to a central service, which ultimately means many more devices or data-throughput requests to meet in future.

Author: JS Pan, General Manager, Wireless Communication System and Partnership, MediaTek

Data, automation, IoT technologies will come together in 2020 to create inevitable smart cities: NTT

Published November 13, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Data, automation, IoT technologies will come together in 2020 to create inevitable smart cities: NTT

Nov 12. 2019

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Mainstream adoption of disruptive technologies will see data, automation and Internet of things (IoT) technologies come together in 2020 to create smart cities and societies, predicted Ettienne Reinecke, chief technology officer of global technology services provider NTT Ltd, as the company announced its Future Disrupted: 2020 technology trends.

They are based on the most critical trends companies need to be aware of next year and the steps they need to take to address them, the company said.

Formed from key insights from its technology experts, the company outlined trends that would shape the business technology landscape throughout 2020 across six key areas: disruptive technologies, cybersecurity, workplace, infrastructure, business, and technology services.

The company predicts that 2020 will finally see all the hype words of the past decade come together to create completely connected environments that are capable of running themselves autonomously to build more intelligent cities, workplaces and businesses – and on a secure basis.

Data, artificial intelligence and secure by design will be at the heart of this movement, empowering devices to talk to one another and act on that information without human intervention. Smart cities and IoT will become the norm as they improve productivity, growth and innovation across entire regions.

Commenting on the predictions, Reinecke said: “The industry has been talking about different technologies, including the cloud, data, AI and security in different siloes. But 2020 is the year that will change. Next year, we’ll see complete end-to-end computing come to the fore, bringing to life fully intelligent environments that are completely connected and will have a big impact on the world we live in.

“We will see most cities and societies starting to follow in the footsteps of Las Vegas City, which has become intelligent in the way it shares data across the region, improving situational awareness through video and sound data. With IoT technology on a secure infrastructure, it’s created a safer environment to live in, improving living conditions and, ultimately, saving lives. Projects like these need a variety of different technology capabilities to come together in order to achieve great things, so building fully connected environments will be the key focus point next year.”

Some of the disruptive technologies from the predictions include:

* Digital twinning: With enough datapoints, you can model behaviour and understand patterns – for example, the diet of someone’s biometric twin – and come to more accurate conclusions (the time it would take before a health incident occurs) more quickly, and at a fraction of the cost of modern-day science.

* Building trust through digital interactions: Now that AI has evolved, we can move from being purely transactional to having a more relational engagement with customers, applying rules that bring empathy to the interaction and establish trust with the customer.

* Immersive, responsive “phygital” spaces: Where the physical world blends with the digital. Take any physical space – a meeting room, office, shop, VIP box in a stadium – and plug in a limited series of technologies to transform it into a virtual environment that can create any range of experiences.

* Smart buildings: These will use IoT to make their inhabitants feel more comfortable – automatically adjusting temperatures to the number of people in them, or lighting to the time of day – while becoming more sustainable.

* Data wallets: Putting data in the hands of the person who owns it and making it completely secure. Nobody can access that data without permission and, if the user is under threat, it can be locked down.

NTT is a newly formed company bringing together 40,000 people from across 31 brands to serve 10,000 clients from around the world.

U.S. government investigating TikTok over national-security concerns

Published November 2, 2019 by SoClaimon

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U.S. government investigating TikTok over national-security concerns

Nov 02. 2019

The U.S. government is investigating the Chinese parent company of the popular short-video app TikTok, raising the stakes for a tech giant under fire due to censorship and national-security concerns, according to two people with knowledge of the probe.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a cross-government group that reviews foreign transactions involving American firms, is investigating the 2017 deal in which the Beijing-based ByteDance bought a popular karaoke app,, for up to $1 billion, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because such probes are confidential.

The Washington Post reported last month that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., had requested such a probe. Two other lawmakers – Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer of New York and Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas – have asked U.S. intelligence officials to commence their own review of TikTok on national security grounds, saying: “TikTok is a potential counterintelligence threat we cannot ignore.”

“I remain deeply concerned that any platform or application that has Chinese ownership or direct links to China, such as TikTok, can be used as a tool by the Chinese Communist Party to extend its authoritarian censorship of information outside China’s borders and amass data on millions of unsuspecting users,” Rubio said in a statement Friday that praised CFIUS for the probe.

The app has quickly become a viral online hit, installed more than 1.4 billion times around the world and more than 120 million times in the U.S., according to data from mobile research firm Sensor Tower. In the first three quarters of the year, its U.S. downloads in the Apple and Google app stores have beaten or matched its more established rivals, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.

The Treasury Department declined to comment, citing federal law that prevents CFIUS cases from being disclosed to the public. Reuters on Friday first reported the review.

In response, TikTok pointed to its previous statements emphasizing its independence from China. The company has in recent weeks said it has never removed a video at the request of Chinese government officials while noting that U.S. users’ data is stored here and that it is not subject to Beijing’s surveillance laws.

Chaired by the treasury secretary, CFIUS has a wide-ranging investigative mandate and the power to retroactively terminate deals, implement fines or push corporate changes. The group also has the authority to review transactions long after they were finalized.

Richard Sofield, a partner at the law firm Wiley Rein and former Justice Department lawyer who oversaw national-security review of technology trade, said the review highlights CFIUS’ increasingly aggressive role in scrutinizing deals governing Internet firms with global audiences.

“They’re starting to home in on the concern about data companies, social media companies and their ability to influence the way people think,” Sofield said.

The heightened scrutiny coincides with ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China, which have imposed rounds of tariffs on each other in the absence of a deal demanded by President Trump.

With TikTok, congressional lawmakers have grown increasingly concerned about the company’s handling of political content and its approach to privacy. Their fears stem from the fact that TikTok is owned by a Chinese-based conglomerate, ByteDance, which must censor its services in that country to satisfy the government’s strict censorship demands.

Google’s newest phone is literally just a piece of paper

Published October 29, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Google’s newest phone is literally just a piece of paper

Oct 28. 2019
Credit: Google

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By The Washington Post · Marie C. Baca · BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY · Oct 28, 2019 – 8:15 PM

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You can’t take a selfie on Google’s newest phone. It doesn’t even make calls.

It’s just a piece of paper, printed with a few pieces of information at home and folded into a rectangle. With a few snips of a scissors, it can hold a credit card.

The Paper Phone is part of a new package of “digital well-being experiments” that the company says is aimed at giving users a “digital detox.” It arrived the same week Google launched its latest phone: the $800 Pixel 4, which has built-in radar technology that can be controlled by a user’s hand motions.

Google’s Paper Phone is the latest in a string of offerings attempting to grab the attention of an audience weary of the ever-expanding presence of tech in our lives, as well as the feeling of being chained to your phone.

Wellness advocates suggest putting your phone in the other room while you sleep. There’s a movement toward “No-Tech Sundays,” when participants abandon their tech for the day. Resorts, start-ups and wellness gurus are cashing in on the unplugged travel trend with a variety of digital detox events.

There is even a “National Day of Unplugging.”

The Paper Phone project is one of Google’s open-source experiments that also includes a phone wallpaper that counts how many times a day a user unlocks their device, and a “desert island” program that gives users access only to their most essential apps for 24 hours.

“We hope these experiments inspire developers and designers to keep digital well-being top of mind when building technology,” Google Creative Lab team lead Emma Turpin wrote in a blog post Wednesday.

Some of the movement to unplug stems from research around the effects of tech on our health. The World Health Organization released new screen time guidelines for parents earlier this year based on research that found behavioral and developmental issues in children who spent hours in front of a screen. Other research has found connections between smartphone usage and anxiety.

Tanya Goodin, a London-based digital well-being evangelist, says Google’s project reminds her of when Big Tobacco targeted consumers concerned about their health with low-tar cigarettes to keep them as customers.

“Instead of children’s games, they have to look seriously at the fact that we’ve been rats in this big Silicon Valley experiment,” said Goodin. “The fact that we can’t disengage from technology is exactly because of the things these companies have been doing for years.”

Former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris launched a tech ethics nonprofit originally called Time Well Spent and now known as the Center for Humane Technology. Harris has argued that the tech industry is engaged in a “race to the bottom of the brain stem,” and that tech design should enhance – not endanger – humanity. The “time well spent” concept has been widely referenced by Silicon Valley executives, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg said at a company event Friday that he has told his team to optimize meaningful interactions between users on the platform, rather than maximizing spending time on it, according to a tweet from Flipboard editor Ken Yeung.

Paper Phone isn’t Google’s first attempt at using paper products to explore the digital world. In 2014, the company introduced Google Cardboard, a way to view virtual reality applications on a smartphone. Google said it shipped 5 million pairs of the low-tech glasses in 19 months.

Anthony Martinez, a cyber-navigator at the Chicago Public Library, tweeted his approval of Google’s most recent foray into the two-dimensional world.

“I’m all about minimalism and this is fantastic and feels like an art project in just the right way,” he said.

A big bite of the Apple: long queues form for iPhone11

Published October 19, 2019 by SoClaimon

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A big bite of the Apple: long queues form for iPhone11

Oct 18. 2019
By The Nation

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Iconsiam’s Facebook page today shared pictures of iPhone fans waiting in line to buy the brand new iPhone11 at the first official Apple store in Thailand.

The queue started forming overnight as Apple fans tried to become first in line to get hold of the latest model. The iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11 are exclusively available from today at the Apple store in IconSiam.

The first customer turned up at midnight and waited patiently to pick up the iPhone 11 Pro Max which he had booked online.

Airbus, Delta join for cross-fleet solutions

Published October 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Airbus, Delta join for cross-fleet solutions

Oct 16. 2019

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Airbus and Delta Air Lines are teaming up for a digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance and health-monitoring solutions for airline customers worldwide, starting 2020.

To be accessed via a unified portal through the Skywise platform, the cross-fleet solutions will harness each member’s expertise in airframes, systems and engines. Delta Air Lines will be the first user of the enriched predictive maintenance solution.

Don Mitacek, Delta’s SVP Technical Operations said: “This partnership with Airbus will further develop predictive maintenance capabilities, bringing the deep analytical prowess of Airbus’ Skywise platform in conjunction with the rich technical and operational knowledge of the Delta predictive maintenance team. We look forward to significant enhancements of prediction accuracies through this combination.”

Norman Baker, Airbus’ SVP Head of Digital Solutions said: “This digital partnership with Delta is a world first, encompassing the major skills needed by airlines to keep their aircraft operationally ready”.

“Predictive maintenance, powered by Skywise, is now widely proven with our customers as the best way to achieve comprehensive insights into aircraft operation issues, enabling them to maintain higher levels of fleet availability,” he added,

This partnership builds on an already successful platform of technical collaboration between Airbus and Delta.

In October 2018,  Delta entered into a multi-year contract with Airbus to apply Skywise Predictive Maintenance to its A320 and A330 fleets – covering around 400 aircraft. Moreover, in June this year Airbus and Delta joined forces to offer A220 component repair and material services for Airbus’ A220 Flight Hour Services (FHS) programme.

Apple redesigns world’s best-selling headphones with new Beats

Published October 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Apple redesigns world’s best-selling headphones with new Beats

Oct 16. 2019
The Beats Solo Pro, which was unveiled by Apple on Tuesday.

The Beats Solo Pro, which was unveiled by Apple on Tuesday.
By Bloomberg
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The world’s most popular headphones are getting an overdue refresh. Apple on Tuesday took the wraps off the Beats Solo Pro, the first major redesign of the on-ear pair since Apple acquired Beats Electronics back in 2014. Based on our first try of the Pro variant, the wait was worth it.

“Not one electrical or mechanical component in these headphones exists in prior Beats headphones,” Luke Wood, president of Beats, said at a press briefing in Tokyo. The Solo Pro took more than three years of development but Wood said that the end result represents “dream headphones” for all the engineers who worked on it. Unconstrained by the limits of smaller manufacturers, Beats leveraged Apple’s scale to get primacy among suppliers, devised entirely new custom-made transducers just for the Solo Pro, and harnessed the talents of the same engineering teams that worked on the iPhone 11 Pro.


The side arms of the Solo Pro are now made of anodised aluminium, adding a hitherto absent touch of premium allure, sturdiness and a more consistent clamping force on the user’s head. This new pair of headphones is still not the most accommodating for people with larger skulls, but comfort is improved relative to its predecessor, the Beats Solo 3. That is in large part down to the overhauled cushions: they no longer have an inner seam that can touch the ear, their surface area has been increased by 70 per cent and they have 35 per cent greater volume, offering more padding.

Active noise cancelling makes its debut on the Solo line with this model, and it works extremely well. “The ANC world is really big,” said Wood. These new headphones expand it further by “taking ANC to a whole other customer”. A feature that was once narrowly designed to appeal to long-haul air travelers is now becoming mainstream, and Apple’s embrace of it with the Solo Pro is an acknowledgment and accelerant of that trend.

One thing that will make the Solo Pro less appealing to frequent flyers, however, is the complete absence of an analog connector ‒ users will have to connect wirelessly over Bluetooth or purchase an accessory, as there’s no option to connect these with a classic 3.5mm plug.

Among the subtle but important changes Apple has made in this upgrade is a general redesign to reduce water ingress. Sport is the second most popular use case for the Beats Solo, so Apple made sure to make its latest iteration resistant to sweat and splashes with new gaskets and coverings to protect the precious electronics within. They are still not waterproof headphones, but they’re much more durable, to go with their nicer feel from the improved cushions and metal frame.

The Beats Solo Pro still collapse down as before, however now their opening and closing serves as the on-off switch as well. There is just one button to switch between active noise cancelling, no noise cancelling, and the transparency mode that lets you hear your surroundings, and the classic music and volume controls are still present as clicky buttons on the right ear cup. Apple has rightly resisted the temptation of building in fiddly touch controls.

Featuring Apple’s excellent H1 wireless chip, a whole new circuit board design and a bespoke digital-to-analog converter, these are the most intricately designed and engineered headphones from either brand. Wood proudly described the Solo Pro as “extremely proprietary”, though it is a little disappointing that Apple is sticking with a Lightning connector for charging instead of USB-C, which it uses on its iPad Pro and MacBook Pro devices. Away from a charger, the Solo Pro will last 22 hours with ANC turned on or 40 hours without it.

The Beats Solo Pro go on sale October 30 for US$299 (Bt9,000), and the Beats Solo 3 will remain in Apple’s lineup for now at a reduced price of $199. A collaboration with superstar producer Pharrell Williams will see three limited-time colourways ‒ a dark navy, a turquoise and a summery mix of orange and red ‒ go on sale alongside the default black, gray and white options.

Drawing like a pro

Published October 15, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Drawing like a pro

Oct 14. 2019
By The Nation

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Shenzhen-based Huion Animation Technology, a maker of creative pen displays and tablets for drawing, recently unveiled the first tablet in its Inspiroy Dial series at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2019 in a showcase of its latest graphic input devices.

Fairgoers were invited to try out the Q620M tablet, which won the Taiwan Golden Pin Design Award 2019 earlier this year.

the Inspiroy Dial Q620M features a dial controller stacked with shortcuts to facilitate workflow and increase productivity. Artists can use the dial controller to fine-tune brushes, adjust the canvas, pick colours and undo every line with which they are not happy within the mainstream drawing software. Users can quickly scroll through articles as well as zoom in/out while browsing through the website. Video editors, meanwhile, can even use the dial controller as a video tool to pause or scrub through videos.

Other innovative functions include a 266PPS report rate that ensures a smooth drawing experience without any lagging or broken lines and 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity that enable every line input to be rendered more naturally as the width of the lines varies when the pressure applied to the tablet’s surface changes. Wireless connectivity and 20 hours of battery life will not only free users from cable bundles, but also bring them better convenience for capturing inspirations. Unlike other digital products that remind the users to charge only when the device is almost out of battery, lights on the press keys indicate the consumption of power in real-time, which will have users well-prepared for outdoor drawing without worrying about a dead battery.

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NOSTRA, JS100, Huawei join up to develop app to help locate missing persons

Published October 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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NOSTRA, JS100, Huawei join up to develop app to help locate missing persons

Oct 09. 2019

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Top software integrator NOSTRA, JS100 Radio Station and Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday (October 8) to collaborate on the development of NB-IoT (narrow band-internet of things) application and technology partnership in Thailand.

This MoU aims to establish a collaboration on knowledge-sharing and joint development as well as demonstration and testing of NB-IoT applications in order to support the development of Thailand’s NB-IoT roadmap.

At the signing ceremony, the three parties announced the introduction of “Tamroi” – an IoT service platform that can assist in the care of elderly people, children, patients and tourists as well as the management of valuable items for organisations and individuals.

Supported by NB-IoT, Tamroi allows users to find their loved ones with smart devices and mobile application and can request assistance from the JS100 call centre team round the clock, which will also allow access to the device’s location. Access can be turned off upon completion, so there are no privacy concerns.

NOSTRA, Thailand’s leading software technology integrator and location services provider, will develop the platform, including mobile applications and internet monitoring using its well-known base map.

JS100 Radio Station, which has been providing news and live traffic information for 28 years now, will act as a 24/7 call centre and coordinate with all concerned in rescue services.

Due to its strong connections with emergency assistance providers, including police stations, hospitals, foundations, government agencies, and volunteers, JS100 can be a hub for data transmission to help everyone in their daily lives.

Huawei, a leading global provider of Information and Communications Technology infrastructure, will provide IoT integration support to local-system integrators in order to develop IoT usage in Thailand.

Twitter admits ‘unintentionally’ using personal data for targeted ads

Published October 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Twitter admits ‘unintentionally’ using personal data for targeted ads

Oct 09. 2019
By The Nation

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Twitter’s support team today tweeted and posted on their website that they had recently discovered that some email addresses and phone numbers provided for account security might have been used unintentionally for advertising purposes. They claim that the problem has been solved.

The messaging site explained that where users had provided an email address or phone number for safety or security purposes (for example, two-factor authentication), these data might have been inadvertently used for advertising purposes, specifically in Tailored Audiences, an industry-standard product that allows advertisers to target ads to customers based on the advertiser’s own marketing lists such as email addresses or phone numbers, as well as in the Partner Audiences advertising system, which allows advertisers to use the same Tailored Audiences features to target ads to audiences provided by third-party partners.

When an advertiser uploaded its marketing list, Twitter matched people on Twitter to that list based on the email or phone number of the Twitter account holder.

Twitter is now no longer using phone numbers or email addresses collected for safety or security purposes for advertising.

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