IEEE Internet Policy Newsletter - March 2017

ISSUE 4 | MARCH 2017

Future Directions in Online Healthcare Consumerism Policy Making: Exploring Trust Attributes of Online Healthcare Information

By Ankur Chattopadhyay and Katie L. Turkiewicz
Department of Information and Computing Sciences University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

The internet profoundly impacts the way people search for, utilize, and communicate about healthcare information. Eight out of 10 Americans report searching online for healthcare information [1]. More specifically, 83% indicated using the internet to look up a particular disease or a medical problem [2]. There is an enormous amount of Online Health Information (OHI) available for users. However, there is lack of standardization in setting guidelines of credibility standards for OHI.

Evidence-Based Research on Internet Connectivity: A Prerequisite for Effective Policymaking

By Christopher S. Yoo and Sharada Srinivasan

Internet connectivity has demonstrated benefits for end users in terms of economic opportunity, education, health, and empowerment. Unfortunately, only a little more than half of the world’s 7 billion citizens have access to the internet, and internet adoption rates have begun to decline.

A wide range of governments, companies, and civil society organizations are experimenting with new ways to connect more people to the internet. Recent research has revealed that promoting adoption is a more complex problem than initially thought.

The Future Usage of Smart Phones

By Rajakumar Arul (Student Member, IEEE), Gunasekaran Raja (Member, IEEE), Sudha Anbalagan, Dhananjay Kumar, Ali Kashif Bashir (Senior Member, IEEE)

Proliferation of the smartphone industry has made devices user-friendly, yet people with low or no visual ability have difficulty using them. The usage of smartphones is not always convenient, especially under certain circumstances such as travelling on a public transport, in social gatherings or when busy working. Senior citizens also experience difficulty in using new technologies [20]. Therefore, today, most senior citizens in our society prefer to use traditional phones rather than smart devices.

Internet of Threats and the Context Aware Security: Part One

By Junaid Chaudhry, Ahmed Ibrahim, and Ali Kashif Bashir
Originally published in the January issue of the IEEE Future Directions Newsletter here

“Internet of Things” (IoT): The assignment of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to a plethora of devices, which lets them perform mundane tasks, has left information security engineers with extensive grounds to cover. This causes concerns in technology acquisition. The volume of investment is estimated to be more than 1.7 trillion dollars by 2019 among end users, and 3.7 billion dollars among investors [8].



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Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed
Dr. Mudassar Ahmad
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Dr. Muhammad Bilal
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Dr. Ankur Chattopadhyay
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Dr. Rasheed Hussain
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Olga Kiconco
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Dr. Hafiz Maher Ali Zeeshan

About: This newsletter features technical, policy, social, governmental, but not political commentary related to the internet. Its contents reflect the viewpoints of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions and views of IEEE. It is published by the IEEE Internet Initiative to enhance knowledge and promote discussion of the issues addressed.