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How Did the Photo Taken by Robot Vacuum Cleaner in the Toilet End Up on Facebook?MIT’s article on how images of a woman recorded in the bathroom by the Roomba robot vacuum ended up on Facebook has been the subject of controversy.
A new generation Roomba robot vacuum with camera and sensors recorded a woman toileting in 2020 (among many other cases) and the images spread all over the world via social media, primarily Facebook. So how did this happen?
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iRobot, which makes Roomba, said the self-driving vacuums were used by “paid data collectors and employees” as test units that would help the company develop its machine-learning capabilities.
The disclosure comes as Amazon is working to close a $1.7 billion agreement to buy iRobot, raising questions about how tech companies use and protect the data they hoover up.
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Data from these test units was marked by a contractor noting things like whether the robot successfully made its way around an obstacle, like a coffee table. But images from that data got leaked to Facebook, Discord and other social sites, MIT Tech Review reported and iRobot confirmed to Insider.
Business InsiderRoomba says leaked pictures including one of a woman on the toilet were taken by test vacuums, not purchased ones
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‘Aaron Mok December 21, 2022, 12:48 am Roomba says leaked pictures including one of a woman on the toilet were taken by test vacuums, not purchased ones
Roomba says leaked pictures including one of a woman on the toilet were taken by test vacuums, not purchased ones ‘Family photo with a Roborock Vacuum in the forground ‘Robot vacuums like Roomba could pose data privacy risks, experts say.
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RoborockRobot vacuum maker iRobot confirmed that sensitive images leaked online were taken by its devices.
Roomba said the images, including one of a woman on the toilet, were taken only by test units.The images were leaked by Venezuelan contractors from Scale AI who worked with i Robot, MIT Tech Review reported.
Roomba robot vacuums captured sensitive pictures that were later leaked on social media including one of a woman sitting on the toilet but the maker of the machines says they were taken by test models, not consumer units, MIT Tech Review first reported. Watch full video👇