Privacy Watchdogs Sound The Alarm About Wearable Connected Devices

Privacy watchdogs are voicing concern over the lack of government regulation on wearable connected devices such as Google Glass and Samsung's Galaxy Gear. The $300 Samsung smart watch that launches next week can make calls, take pictures and send texts, while collecting data on its users. "We've entered a world where a consumer is identified, analyzed, tracked and can be targeted nearly 24-7," Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, told The Washington Post. However, the Federal Trade Commission said it will study the issue of Internet-connected sensors—in watches, headsets and other products—at a meeting next month. Story