Your servile robocleaner spies on you

Cue the outrage.

for the last couple of years, the robovacs have been quietly mapping homes to maximize efficiency. Now, the device’s makers plan to sell that data to smart home device manufacturers, turning the friendly robot into a creeping, creepy little spy.

Sadly, this seems to be or for the course when it comes to smart devices these days. Bear stories like these in mind when someone goes in ridding again how Apple’s privacy stance may hinder their AI/ML advances, because this is what they’re advocating for.

The worst story we managed to tell about the internet and digital is that “data is the new oil.” It isn’t. But just the narrative makes everybody think they’re losing out when they’re not collecting as much as they can get their hands on. Why not just sell products?