January 28, 2014 DATA COLLECTION, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (NSA)

At CES, new data collection in gadgets raises interest, and eyebrows

By Andy Vuong

LAS VEGAS — As the Consumer Electronics Association prepared Sunday to welcome the world’s largest gathering of technology leaders and enthusiasts, the nonprofit’s chief economist, Shawn DuBravac, laid out a scenario where Netflix could recommend movies based not just on your viewing history but on the number of guests you have over, the temperature in your house or your stress level.

That capability is on the horizon because of declines in the cost of biometric tools and sensors, allowing manufacturers to incorporate them into everyday products such as TVs, thermostats, refrigerators and wristbands. (Read more)

 

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