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Roomba Spying on You!
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 26, 2017 06:15PM
Your Roomba May Be Mapping Your Home, Collecting Data That Could Be Sold

[www.nytimes.com]

Your Roomba may be vacuuming up more than you think.

High-end models of Roomba, iRobot’s robotic vacuum, collect data as they clean, identifying the locations of your walls and furniture. This helps them avoid crashing into your couch, but it also creates a map of your home that iRobot is considering selling to Amazon, Apple or Google.

Colin Angle, chief executive of iRobot, told Reuters that a deal could come in the next two years, though iRobot said in a statement on Tuesday: “We have not formed any plans to sell data.”

In the hands of a company like Amazon, Apple or Google, that data could fuel new “smart” home products.

“When we think about ‘what is supposed to happen’ when I enter a room, everything depends on the room at a foundational level knowing what is in it,” an iRobot spokesman said in a written response to questions. “In order to ‘do the right thing’ when you say ‘turn on the lights,’ the room must know what lights it has to turn on. Same thing for music, TV, heat, blinds, the stove, coffee machines, fans, gaming consoles, smart picture frames or robot pets.”

But the data, if sold, could also be a windfall for marketers, and the implications are easy to imagine. No armchair in your living room? You might see ads for armchairs next time you open Facebook. Did your Roomba detect signs of a baby? Advertisers might target you accordingly.
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Re: Roomba Spying on You!
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 26, 2017 06:26PM
....so is your Salsa, Foxtrot, Waltz and Pasodoble........



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Re: Roomba Spying on You!
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 26, 2017 06:31PM
The Internet of Things can suck my cock.



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Re: Roomba Spying on You!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 26, 2017 06:34PM
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Re: Roomba Spying on You!
Posted by: Z
Date: July 26, 2017 06:46PM
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This is next if it doesn't already exist.
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Re: Roomba Spying on You!
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 26, 2017 06:50PM
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Speedy
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N-OS X-tasy!
The Internet of Things can suck my cock.

This is next if it doesn't already exist.

The Porn industry always seems to be the early adopter of these new technologies. Web, video streaming, etc. I'm sure there will be an Internet of Things presence, but you might have to wait for that specific capability that you are seeking.
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Re: Roomba Spying on You!
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 26, 2017 06:53PM
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Re: Roomba Spying on You!
Posted by: max
Date: July 26, 2017 08:25PM
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Re: Roomba Spying on You!
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 27, 2017 06:29PM
Isn't the end game of all these smart appliances a way to sell all your info and preferences?



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Re: Roomba Spying on You!
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 27, 2017 10:13PM
.....hope this doesn't happen....the SPY who love me (you)......



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