Someday Your Roomba Could Sell Detailed Layouts Of Your Home To Google, Amazon, Apple

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Last week we told you all about the FBI's warning about certain kids toys invading your privacy, now there is another warning about something many adults use that could really invade your privacy and share personal information.

Well, according to Mashable, the latest gadget that could be of concern is the Roomba--the small robot vacuum that zips around your home. The company that makes it, iRobot, has hinted that in the future they may sell maps of your home collected by their Roombas to Amazon, Apple and/or Google's Alphabet.  The company's privacy policy does mention that the company reserves the right to share personal user info with other companies, as well as the government.

Colin Angle, iRobot's CEO said, "There's an entire ecosystem of things and services that the smart home can deliver once you have a rich map of the home that the user has allowed to be shared."

Jim Killock, Executive Director of Open Rights Group, weighed in on the issue, telling Mashable,"This is a particularly creepy example of how our privacy can be undermined by companies that want to profit from the information that smart devices can generate about our homes and lives."

So, for the time being, it is probably a good idea to read and re-read the privacy policy for any smart products you own and their respective companies.