iRobot Selling Users' House Maps

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iRobot Selling Users' House Maps

Postby glnc222 » July 25th, 2017, 4:32 pm

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/nat ... 08578001/#
Now, the CEO behind the brand that claims 88% of the robovac market plans to sell those maps to companies that can incorporate the data into smart home technologies — and make a tidy profit in the process.

“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,” Colin Angle, chief executive of iRobot, told Reuters.

IRobot won't sell users' data without their permission, Angle told Reuters, but he bets most will give up maps of their homes for access to smart home services.
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Re: iRobot Selling Users' House Maps

Postby glnc222 » July 28th, 2017, 7:18 pm

Reuter's issued correction. CEO says sharing with customer consent:
First things first, iRobot will never sell your data. Our mission is to help you keep a cleaner home and, in time, to help the smart home and the devices in it work better.


more details http://gizmodo.com/roomba-ceo-swears-that-he-will-never-sell-maps-of-users-1797339735
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