Wearables open new avenues for security and privacy invasions

    Date15 Apr 2015
    CategoryPrivacy
    2731
    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Wearable tech creates a new opportunity for private data to be collected, whether with or without the user's knowledge. And oftentimes, the user might have granted permission, without realizing quite what they were giving up. As previously reported on TechRepublic, the amount of data being collected on each user is astounding. The article quoted Damien Mehers, a wearables developer who built the Evernote app for Pebble and the Samsung Galaxy Gear, who said, "Especially with the fitness [devices], if you read the license agreements, if people really realized what they are signing up for, they might be horrified at what they're allowing the companies to do with the data. I think there needs to be more clarity and perspective from the user."
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