Chapter 11

Keeping users empowered in a cloudy Internet of Things

Stefanie Gerdesa; Carsten Bormanna; Olaf Bergmanna    a Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany


The Internet of Things includes Smart Objects, small devices with limited abilities, typically made to fulfill a single simple task. They have limited system resources, such as processing power, memory, non-volatile storage, and transmission capacity, are frequently powered from primary batteries, and often lack user interfaces and displays. These devices benefit from being associated with less-constrained devices, in particular for user interactions, as well as for defining their purpose in life in the first place, which includes setting policies relevant to security and privacy. ...

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