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Daily Dashboard | Report: Roomba beta testers claim iRobot misled them about personal data usage Related reading: A view from DC: A recap of the TikTok hearing


Approximately a dozen beta testers of iRobot’s Roomba vacuum claim the company "misled" them about the use of their personal data, according to an MIT Technology Review investigation. Testers believe they did not consent to iRobot sharing "test users’ data in a sprawling, global data supply chain, where everything ... captured by the devices’ front-facing cameras could be seen," including facial images. IRobot CEO Colin Angle claimed no customer data was sold, noting the distinction between customers and beta testers.
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