January 17, 2014, 6:30 AM —
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The Internet of Things picked up more steam this week with Google's purchase of Nest, a company that makes smart devices for the home, like thermostats, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.This acquisition should give Google lots and lots of new data about what people are doing in their homes. As worrying as that may be to some, I worry about it also going the other way: how much will my thermostat know about what I'm doing online?
Maybe I'm overthinking it. I won't worry about it for now. Happy MLK Jr. Day weekend!
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