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Your phone, your thermostat, even your doorbell can communicate with the Internet, relaying information about the devices — and you. How is all this connectivity affecting our world?
If you thought Google Glass and driverless cars were out there, then you ain't seen nothing yet. How about a throat tattoo microphone or a keyboard that projects on your hand? These are two other strange patents Google owns. What are some others?
"Candy Crush." "Flappy Bird." "Farmville." You've likely played at least one of the many "freemium" games out there — and chances are you've also wondered how these companies make any money. Sure, ads help, but there's a bit more to it than that.
Since the advent of the Internet, we've been producing data in staggering amounts. Who's collecting it, and should we be worried?
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