March 13, 2001

Beware gadgets that spy, says privacy advocate

Author: JT Smith

PCWorld: "A variety of
gadgets have come to market this past year that pump consumer data directly back to corporate marketing
systems.

Such everyday "spy" devices include fitness monitors that track heart rates and pump out exercise-related
advertising, digital music players that track listening habits, low-cost wristwatch and wireless surveillance
cameras, as well as location-tracking mobile phones and other monitoring devices."

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