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'Internet of Things' Poses Risks, FTC Chairwoman Warns


Shine activity tracker

The growing variety of devices that constitute the so-called Internet of Things, such as the Misfit Wearables Corp. Shine activity tracker pictured here, pose risks to users privacy and security, said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez in a CES keynote Tuesday

Credit: Bloomberg News

By 2015, the world will have 25 billion smart thermostats, fitness bands, and other Internet-connected, data-spewing devices, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

From The Wall Street Journal
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