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Your smart device could testify against you

Data collected from connected devices are increasingly being used in legal proceedings to prove or disprove claims

A smart refrigerator being demonstrated. The "always on" nature of "Internet of Things" devices means huge amounts of personal information is circulating ... with few standards on how the data is protected or used, says a digital forensics specialist.


AN Ohio man claimed he was forced into a hasty window escape when his house caught fire last year. His pacemaker data obtained by police showed otherwise, and he was charged with arson and insurance fraud.

In Pennsylvania, authorities dismissed rape charges after data...

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