Police Warrant Heightens Concerns Over In-Home Microphones
San Francisco Bay Area
28 Feb 2017 22:29 GMT
A warrant from police in Arkansas seeking audio records of a man's Amazon Echo has sparked an overdue conversation about the privacy implications of "always-on" recording devices. The story serves as a wakeup call about the potential surveillance devices that many people are starting to allow into their own homes. The Amazon echo is not the only such device; others include personal assistants like Google Home, Google Now, Apple's Siri, Windows Cortana, as well as other devices. Digital assistants and other IoT devices create a triple threat to privacy: from government, corporations, and hackers.
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