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AP Images - PATRICIA MCDONNELL

AP Images - PATRICIA MCDONNELL

‘It’s Become a Gold Rush’: Inside the Race to Create Smart Shoes, Custom Razors and High-Tech Devices for the Over-65 Crowd

“Sometimes these products are introduced in the context of helping the elderly, but what they really do is normalize the giving up of privacy for all of us,” she said. “In the context of aging adults, safety does sometimes become more important than privacy, but it is important that these are informed decisions.”

Irina Raicu, Director of Internet Ethics, quoted in The Washington Post (AP Images/Patricia McDonnell).

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