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MediaTek claims industry first with successful NB-IoT satellite connection
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MediaTek claims industry first with successful NB-IoT satellite connection

  Taiwanese semiconductor provider MediaTek has claimed an industry first with a public test of an NB-IoT device to an Inmarsat satellite 35,000 kilometres above the equator. A bi-directional link was established from MediaTel’s satellite-enabled standard NB-IoT device to a commercial GEO satellite. The test was conducted with a base station at the Fucino Space Center. The post MediaTek claims industry first with successful NB-IoT satellite connection appeared first on Internet of Things News.Data & Analytics, IoT, Satellites
Innovation

Bluetooth SIG wants to turn wearables into COVID-19 exposure detectors

The group behind the Bluetooth standard wants to add COVID-19 exposure detection to wearable devices. In an announcement today, the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) said that it is working with over 130 member companies to add the potentially lifesaving feature to wearables. Google and Apple have already developed a cross-platform, Bluetooth-based COVID-19 detection system... Read more » The post Bluetooth SIG wants to turn wearables into COVID-19 exposure detectors appeared first on Internet of Things News.The group behind the Bluetooth standard wants to add COVID-19 exposure detection to wearable devices. In an announcement today, the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) said that it is working with over 130 member companies to add the potentially lifesaving feature to wearables....
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Liberty wins first case banning police use of facial recognition

Human rights group Liberty has won the first international case banning the use of facial recognition technology for policing. In a judgment today, the Court of Appeal ruled that South Wales Police’s use of facial recognition technology breaches privacy rights, data protection laws, and equality laws. Liberty launched the case on behalf of Cardiff resident... Read more » The post Liberty wins first case banning police use of facial recognition appeared first on Internet of Things News.Human rights group Liberty has won the first international case banning the use of facial recognition technology for policing. In a judgment today, the Court of Appeal ruled that South Wales Police’s use of facial recognition technology breaches privacy rights, data protection laws, and equality laws. Liberty...