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Americans Don't Want Smart Devices to Track Them At Home

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    A man tests a laptop during CES International in Las Vegas. A new poll from Pew Research Center shows more than half of Americans polled would not give up their privacy for gadgets that would save them time or money.

    Americans don’t want their gadgets tracking their movements at home, according to a new Pew Research Center poll, NBC News reported.

    The poll posed several hypothetical situations to test how much privacy people were willing to give up for convenience and savings.

    Fifty-five percent of people polled found a hypothetical “inexpensive thermostat sensor” that would share data on when people are in the house and that would track their movements unacceptable. 

    But 52 percent of Americans were more likely to allow their doctor to upload their personal health records. 

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