Internet Devices Create Privacy Concerns, FTC Chair Warns

Amid the euphoria over connected devices at CES in Las Vegas, Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez injected a note of caution. Ramirez said the proliferation of Internet-connected gadgets — from home thermostats to fitness bands to scores of other products on display — raises concerns about the personal information that is being collected, how it’s being used and whether it is adequately secured.