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iRobot just banked a fat profit. And it knows how to make more: Sharing maps of your homes - The Register;

iRobot just banked a fat profit. And it knows how to make more: Sharing maps of your homes - The Register

The RegisteriRobot just banked a fat profit. And it knows how to make more: Sharing maps of your homesThe RegisterUpdated Roomba maker iRobot recorded soaring sales and banked rising profits in the three months to July, according to figures revealed on Tuesday. Yet despite all that success, the vacuum-cleaning bot builder has its eyes on another lucrative prize ...and more »

Roomba vacs spying on you? iRobot promises to ask for permission first - TrustedReviews;

Roomba vacs spying on you? iRobot promises to ask for permission first - TrustedReviews

TrustedReviewsRoomba vacs spying on you? iRobot promises to ask for permission firstTrustedReviewsiRobot is known for its line of Roomba robot vacuum cleaners, but it seems the company has ambitions beyond simply automating your vacuuming schedule – though not if it puts your privacy at risk, the firm's CEO has since sought to clarify. Colin Angle ...and more »

Roomba Producer iRobot Wants to Share Digital Maps of Your Home with Other Companies - States Chronicle;

Roomba Producer iRobot Wants to Share Digital Maps of Your Home with Other Companies - States Chronicle

States ChronicleRoomba Producer iRobot Wants to Share Digital Maps of Your Home with Other CompaniesStates ChronicleSTATES CHRONICLE – iRobot, the company well known for producing robot vacuum cleaners such as Roomba, are planning a new strategy which might not make all customers happy. It seems the company wants to engineer the robot to gather digital maps ...and more »

SoftBank takes stake in Roomba-maker iRobot as part of tech grab: sources - The Japan Times;

SoftBank takes stake in Roomba-maker iRobot as part of tech grab: sources - The Japan Times

The Japan TimesSoftBank takes stake in Roomba-maker iRobot as part of tech grab: sourcesThe Japan TimesLONDON/NEW YORK – SoftBank has taken a stake in Roomba-maker iRobot, people familiar with the matter said, as the Japanese company builds its holdings in robotics firms. SoftBank Group Corp. has built a less than 5 percent stake in iRobot Corp., ...and more »

Roombas Are Measuring Homes In The Hopes Of Selling The Data To Other Companies - GOOD Magazine;

Roombas Are Measuring Homes In The Hopes Of Selling The Data To Other Companies - GOOD Magazine

GOOD MagazineRoombas Are Measuring Homes In The Hopes Of Selling The Data To Other CompaniesGOOD MagazineA Roomba doesn't appear to be anything more than a harmless cleaning device, but in this age of connectivity, the dust-busting robots are doing more than picking up dirt as they roam your house. In an effort to maximize efficiency, the robots have been ...and more »

Roomba Wants to Map our Homes and Sell the Data - PJ Media

Roomba Wants to Map our Homes and Sell the DataPJ MediaAdd iRobot, the maker of Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners, to the list of companies that put greed before customer privacy. You'd think selling us expensive vacuum cleaners that maneuver around our home, cleaning by themselves, would be a fine business.and more »

Your Roomba Might Be Mapping Your House, So Go Ahead & Get Creeped Out Now - Romper;

Your Roomba Might Be Mapping Your House, So Go Ahead & Get Creeped Out Now - Romper

RomperYour Roomba Might Be Mapping Your House, So Go Ahead & Get Creeped Out NowRomperYour adorable little Roomba might have an ulterior motive very soon. According to Colin Angle, the CEO of iRobot, your Roomba is mapping your house and the company that makes it is considering selling that data to tech companies. Are you creeped out ...and more »

Roomba creator reportedly looking to sell maps of users' homes - WVLT

Roomba creator reportedly looking to sell maps of users' homesWVLT(CNET) -- The creator of the Roomba automated home vacuum system said they are hoping to sell the data their robots collect when they map your house, CNET reports. Companies that would potentially buy the home layouts include Amazon, Apple and ...and more »

How to Keep a Roomba Vacuum Cleaner From Collecting Data About Your Home - ConsumerReports.org;

How to Keep a Roomba Vacuum Cleaner From Collecting Data About Your Home - ConsumerReports.org

ConsumerReports.orgHow to Keep a Roomba Vacuum Cleaner From Collecting Data About Your HomeConsumerReports.orgIn an interview with Reuters published yesterday, iRobot CEO Colin Angle suggested his company might one day sell the mapping data collected by Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners to tech companies such as Amazon, Google, or Apple. Within two years, he ...and more »

Softbank reportedly investing in iRobot; shares soaring - Boston Business Journal;

Softbank reportedly investing in iRobot; shares soaring - Boston Business Journal

Boston Business JournalSoftbank reportedly investing in iRobot; shares soaringBoston Business JournalBedford-based iRobot Corp. has seen its stock price soar nearly more than 20 percent this week thanks to a strong second quarter earnings report on Tuesday and the news that it's acquiring its European distribution partner. Bloomberg also reported on ...and more »

Spy at Home? Vacuuming Robot Could Be Major Threat to Consumer Privacy - Sputnik International;

Spy at Home? Vacuuming Robot Could Be Major Threat to Consumer Privacy - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalSpy at Home? Vacuuming Robot Could Be Major Threat to Consumer PrivacySputnik InternationalThe creators behind the vacuuming robot Roomba have unveiled new plans for their helpful gadget, but it's not something everyone is going to be thrilled about. *insert Vincent Price's menacing laugh*. iRobot, the American company established by three ...and more »

New Roomba Vacuum Collects Not Just Dirt, But Private Household Data - CBS San Francisco Bay Area;

New Roomba Vacuum Collects Not Just Dirt, But Private Household Data - CBS San Francisco Bay Area

CBS San Francisco Bay AreaNew Roomba Vacuum Collects Not Just Dirt, But Private Household DataCBS San Francisco Bay AreaSAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Technology designed to make our lives easier may come with a serious tradeoff: your privacy. A new robotic vacuum is collecting more than just dust. It could be collecting your household's private dirt. roomba New Roomba ...and more »

iRobot's Roomba Will Harm Your Family's Safety, Security, & Privacy - Shear on Social Media Law (blog);

iRobot's Roomba Will Harm Your Family's Safety, Security, & Privacy - Shear on Social Media Law (blog)

Shear on Social Media Law (blog)iRobot's Roomba Will Harm Your Family's Safety, Security, & PrivacyShear on Social Media Law (blog)iRobot's Roomba is a high end self propelled floor cleaner. It reminds me of the Polaris cleaning system that many pools utilize to remove debris and dirt. Recently, the CEO of iRobot, Colin Angle, was interviewed by Reuters and during his interview he ...and more »

iRobot to share or sell Roomba-generated maps of users' home - Blasting News;

iRobot to share or sell Roomba-generated maps of users' home - Blasting News

Blasting NewsiRobot to share or sell Roomba-generated maps of users' homeBlasting NewsWhen iRobot created #Roomba, it was meant to get to every corner of the house for the purpose of toxin elimination and indoor allergy prevention. It was an initial solution for people looking for a more advanced filtration system as well as a vacuum ...and more »

Roomba maker iRobot wants to sell mapped data of your home - ExpressNewsline;

Roomba maker iRobot wants to sell mapped data of your home - ExpressNewsline

ExpressNewslineRoomba maker iRobot wants to sell mapped data of your homeExpressNewslineAngle told Reuters that he felt most people would opt into the services provided by integrating Roomba data with other smart home devices, which could include targeted ads from Amazon or orchestrating indoor lights to be most compatible with the ...and more »

Roomba robot cleaners making maps of customers' homes - The Times;

Roomba robot cleaners making maps of customers' homes - The Times

The TimesRoomba robot cleaners making maps of customers' homesThe TimesFor the past 15 years disc-shaped robots have steadily advanced across living rooms, exploring spaces around coffee tables and venturing down dark avenues behind the back of sofas. They came to clean, yet the latest wave of Roomba robotic vacuums are ...and more »

Smart vacuum technology raises privacy concerns - WXII The Triad;

Smart vacuum technology raises privacy concerns - WXII The Triad

WXII The TriadSmart vacuum technology raises privacy concernsWXII The TriadRobotic devices such as Roomba are meant to scour your floor, cleaning your home while you're away but what if they were gathering more than just dust? The creator of Roomba, iRobot, is toying with idea of using the mini vacuums to include mapping ...and more »

This Is Why Roomba Maker iRobot Soared After Hours - Investor's Business Daily;

This Is Why Roomba Maker iRobot Soared After Hours - Investor's Business Daily

Investor's Business DailyThis Is Why Roomba Maker iRobot Soared After HoursInvestor's Business DailyHome-cleaning robot maker iRobot (IRBT) saw its shares skyrocket late Tuesday on a report that Japan's SoftBank has taken an investment stake in the Bedford, Mass.-based company. SoftBank has accumulated just under 5% of iRobot's stock, Bloomberg ...and more »

Roomba CEO wants to sell mapping data collected by vacuums - 6abc.com;

Roomba CEO wants to sell mapping data collected by vacuums - 6abc.com

6abc.comRoomba CEO wants to sell mapping data collected by vacuums6abc.comRoomba CEO wants to sell mapping data collected by vacuums: Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News at 4:30 p.m. on July 25, 2017. (WPVI). WPVI. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 06:01PM. If you own a Roomba, it turns out your little robotic vacuum cleaner is ...and more »

Roomba Has Been Quietly Mapping Your Home, Now It Wants to Sell The Data - Inverse;

Roomba Has Been Quietly Mapping Your Home, Now It Wants to Sell The Data - Inverse

InverseRoomba Has Been Quietly Mapping Your Home, Now It Wants to Sell The DataInverseIn 2015, the Roomba robotic vacuum received a major upgrade to its sensors, letting the robot build a map of the house or apartment it patrols for dirt. And now iRobot, the company behind the Roomba, could make a deal with Amazon, Apple, or Google ...and more »