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Amazon.com Wants to Monitor You in Your Sleep, for Your Benefit

  • FCC gives Amazon approval to use airwaves for radar sensor
  • Device could aid ‘management of sleep hygiene,’ company says
Amazon.com Illustrations Ahead Of Earnings Figures
Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

Amazon.com Inc. has won U.S. permission to use radar to monitor consumers’ sleep habits.

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday granted Amazon.com Inc. approval to use a radar sensor to sense motion and “enable contactless sleep tracing functionalities.”