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 May 23, 2014  Business

From the good folks at EPIC:

In a  letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Google announced plans to place targeted ads on Google-controlled appliances. Google wrote that “a few years from now, we and other companies could be serving ads and other content on refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses, and watches, to name just a few possibilities.” The proposal raises significant privacy concerns for the  “Internet of Things.”  Earlier this year, EPIC  warned the FTC about  Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs, makes of a smart thermostat, that “Google  regularly collapses the privacy policies  of the companies it acquires.” Nonetheless, the Commission  approved Google’s acquisition  without further review.

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