As we connect more and more devices to the Internet of Things—fitness trackers, mobile phones, cars, coffee makers—those devices are having extended interactions with each other and with the companies that make them.
Our devices aren’t just talking to us anymore.
They’re learning about us, and starting to communicate with each other about us. Should consumers be given the right to eavesdrop on what their own devices are saying, and who else is listening in?
News and entertainment companies must determine whether those devices, working as intermediaries, cross any ethical lines when consumer data changes hands. A debate over consumer rights and transparency is already underway in Washington, D.C., and the outcome could affect those monetizing content via the internet of things.
This trend is part of our section on Privacy. Other trends in this section include:
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