A difficulty with the charge of "insider trading" is this: what constitutes "insider" knowledge? No one expects people who trade in stocks to do so in the absence of information, or purely on the information available in the newspaper. Many people call the company in question, locate a key employee, and ask questions. The trader often just announces that he's interested in buying stock, and would like to know "how it's going" or "how is xyz proceeding?" On the other hand, accessing confidential or proprietary information though a ruse strikes me as fraud. So to my mind, it is important to know whether the information obtained by these six accused individuals was of the latter sort, or whether I could have obtained the information on a few phone calls.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.