A Toothbrush That Spies On You? Really?

Writes Wolf Richter:

“What’s next? The day when we cannot get dental insurance without Internet-connected toothbrush.

There are many people who think nothing of it. They laugh at us. For them, we’re fossils that just cannot grasp the modern world where private life takes place on the Internet and is stored forever in the cloud. Formerly innocuous devices like toothbrushes, dolls, TVsthermostats, fridges, mattresses, or toilet-paper dispensers, that are everywhere around the house, will see to it that more and more personal and even intimate data gets uploaded to the cloud as the Internet of Things invades not only our home but our body cavities.”

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2 thoughts on “A Toothbrush That Spies On You? Really?

  1. Employer/health insurance provider “fitness incentive programs” fit this too. Makes my blood boil. Blackmail is what it is.
    Call me a luddite, but all of this “interconnectedness” will bite everyone in the @$$.

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