The recent news of Google's acquisition of Nest, the maker of the wildly popular self-setting Wi-Fi enabled home thermostat and now smart smoke and carbon-monoxide alarm, has had the Internet a buzz about just what this may mean in the ways of privacy and home automation control. Naturally, talk of the acquisition started quickly online and there is no shortage of ideas to just where Google will take this. Whether we like it or not, companies like the Internet giant have had their ...

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