Your Roomba May Be Mapping Your Home & Selling Your Data

Having a Roomba vacuum up your messes seems super convenient, but that little robot may be collecting and selling data from your home to Amazon, Apple, and Google, Colin Angle, iRobot’s CEO told Reuters.

“There’s an entire ecosystem of things and services that the smart home can deliver once you have a rich map of the home that the user has allowed to be shared.”

What does that mean for your privacy? iRobot’s privacy policy states the company can share you personal data with other companies owned by iRobot, third party vendors, affiliates, the government and “any company transaction, such as merger, sale of all portions of company assets or shares.”

If sharing a detailed map of your home – with pretty much anyone – raises some concerns, you might want to stick with a Hoover.


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