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Rise of Connected Homes Raise Security Concerns

Jerome Bouvard demonstrates the Parrot Pot at CES Unveiled, a media preview event for CES International, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Las Vegas. The pot is linked to mobile devices and will automatically water your plant. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Jerome Bouvard demonstrates the Parrot Pot at CES Unveiled, a media preview event for CES International, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Las Vegas. The pot is linked to mobile devices and will automatically water your plant. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Jennifer Jolly, special to USA TODAY

 

(USA TODAY)—Analysts say we’ll have 50 billion things connected to the Internet within the next five years. Everything will be connected, from your car to your cat, your bathroom to your bike helmet. Sounds cool, right?

As more devices become connected to the Web, how safe is our personal security?

But where is all this data going and being stored? When you have cameras everywhere — including the fridge and bathroom mirror — who can potentially see you, your kids, your entire life? Who is protecting you in this exploding Internet of Things?

 

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