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Nick Bilton of The New York Times reports on a new smart shirt unveiled Wednesday by Intel at the Code conference. This shirt, which contains conductive fibers that can collect data on a wearer’s heart rate, is a new addition to the wearable fitness-tracking ecosystem. Mike Bell, Intel’s head of new devices, said, “You can imagine shirts for kids, for parents to be able to monitor them, or for the elderly and for people that need to be monitored on a 24-by-7 basis.” Meanwhile, TRUSTe has released an Internet of Things (IoT) Privacy Index. Of the 59 percent of those who said they realized that smart devices collected their personal data, 85 percent agreed they would want to understand more about what is being collected, and 88 percent would want to control their data through the device before making a purchase.
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