Jan 142014
 
 January 14, 2014  Business

GOOGLE’S $3.2m acquisition of Nest, a technology company best known for its “smart thermostat” that tracks people in their own homes, has prompted fears over users’ privacy.

The Nest Learning Thermostat uses motion sensors to detect movement within a home, learns its user’s habits and adjusts heat settings accordingly.

Nest has previously only used user information to improve its products and has not shared it with advertisers and other services, but technology experts have suggested Google might have other ideas in mind.

Read more on The Week.

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