Nest, Amazon and their IoT ilk spark privacy concerns | CIO

Privacy concerns might throw a wrench into companies’ plans to make Internet-connected devices mainstream fixtures in the home.Companies like Google, Samsung, Microsoft and Amazon are being targeted by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a prominent Washington, D.C., nonprofit, over the technologies present in some of their newest audio and visual sensing devices. On Friday, the group asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to investigate whether such devices violate federal wiretap and state privacy laws, and whether the devices deceive consumers.

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