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ABC 6 Reporter Maria Durant discussed data privacy concerns with Certitude Security CEO, Lowell Bowdle. “Nothing is private anymore, ” Bowdle said. “With Wi-Fi enabled autonomous robots and the HOME application on your smartphone, the robot is not only creating a map of your home, but it’s also sharing data back to the corporate environment, ” he said. “Nothing is private anymore, ” Bowdle said. “For example, the iRobot Roomba supports voice control and integrates with your Amazon Echo. You can tell your phone or the Echo to clean your home. But Amazon, which owns Echo, is selling that data to Facebook, and Facebook is selling to advertisers to advertise products to you.” And despite what some companies say, he believes data collected can be sold and shared.

Originally published at: https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/parents-need-to-up-their-game-to-keep-kids-safe-from-online-predators.