IoT is … if your body scale starts to Twitter

In the Internet of Things there is a lot of concern about privacy. Wouldn´t it be scary, if your personal health status would be public? Well now there is a body scale that does just that – fortunately it can be restricted to do so, too. Withings offers a Body Scale that allows you to share your weight and BMI with your friends, your doctor or your trainer via Twitter or Facebook. The scale even identifies different persons automatically and connects through WiFi with mobile devices or the Internet. There seems to be a flexible privacy concept that allows you to hide your data from the family while sharing them with the rest of the world. The price of the scale is about the same as a calorie-rich dinner with your partner in a nice restaurant…

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