There is a spy in your home

There is a spy in your home!

As the Internet of Things (“iot”) becomes more pervasive in everything that you do, one place you did not expect it to appear is in your vacuum cleaner!

iRobot, maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner, may start selling detailed floor plans of the interior of your home. Many of the advanced autonomous vacuums make a mental map of the interior of your home rather than randomly move from room to room. This map allows the vacuum to create a more effective plan for cleaning your home, but this is also valuable data to big companies trying to market their wares to you. Even with this mundane task, you may be forced to choose between privacy and convenience.

How much of your personal data are you willing to share for convenience?

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