Media Access Control

In the seven-layer OSI model of computer networking, media access control (MAC) data communication protocol is a sublayer of the data link layer, which itself is layer 2. The MAC sublayer provides addressing and channel access control mechanisms that make it possible for several terminals or network nodes to communicate within a multiple access network that incorporates a shared medium, e.g. Ethernet. The hardware that implements the MAC is referred to as a medium access controller.The MAC sublayer acts as an interface between the logical link control (LLC) sublayer and the network's physical layer. The MAC layer emulates a full-duplex logical communication channel in a multi-point network.
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  • Bluetooth Low Energy, The Tech Behind Beacons, Closes a Privacy Loophole

    … A few months after Apple effectively closed the door on wi-fi tracking, the organization overseeing Bluetooth low energy, the technology behind beacons, has done the same. This morning, Bluetooth Special Interest Group ratified the newest iteration of the wireless communication standard that will, among other things, hide the media access…

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