Dean Anthony Gratton

  August 2014      

Net neutrality: The Tainted Agenda, March 2015

   “…yes, the internet in the US is now, in essence, regarded as a public utility. Circa a 400-page document released by the FCC details the new rules.”

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“I’m aware that I promised to revisit the Internet of Things (IoT) this month, but I felt I couldn’t resist a follow-up feature on last month’s post, The internet: should we keep freedom of expression alive and well? I discussed the open wealth of information freely available across the internet, which often educates compared with the abundance of macabre, illicit, sexual and ‘miscellaneous’ content; likewise, access to copyrighted material was largely available despite Internet Service Providers (ISPs) attempting to inhibit access to websites that allowed users to source torrents and so on.

The Internet, as a utility
We all take the internet for granted and it has become a necessity whether we’re at home, work or on the move. I discussed how the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Chairman, Tom Wheeler, wanted to regard the internet as a public utility, just like gas, water and electricity. You see, these utility providers are legislated in ways that govern their day-to-day business, ethics and practices; likewise, Wheeler wanted to extend the same legislation and governance to ISPs across the US.  …”

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The Next Generation of Bluetooth® wireless technology provides a thorough analysis of the Bluetooth v4.x specification, that is, classic Bluetooth, high speed and low energy (Bluetooth Smart) technologies.

In this book, Gratton addresses all aspects of the new Bluetooth v4.x specification. The book provides extensive coverage of the physical and data link layers; the host controller; Bluetooth’s host (upper) protocol stack layers, as well as providing insight into security, encryption and authentication schemes. What’s more, Gratton offers an understanding of the testing, certification and qualification processes, which are all new to the v4.x specification. Finally, the book assists the reader in making informed decisions as to their Bluetooth product roadmap and assesses Bluetooth’s role within the Internet of Things (IoT).


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