Gov't surveillance in your home

Published On: Aug 19 2013 11:07:45 AM CDT   Updated On: Jan 17 2014 09:19:35 AM CST

President Barack Obama on Friday will announce the end of the controversial NSA telephone metadata collection program "as it currently exists." Paranoia about government spying is high, but what about items in your own home?

coffee maker, pot
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Many of these appliances now connect to the Internet, helping manufacturers troubleshoot performance and improve energy efficiency and allowing users to program the coffeemaker or dryer from their tablet or smartphone.

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