“Many people say they’re resigned to the idea that we’re going to be spied on and there’s nothing we can do about it.”

For some, privacy erosion now a fact of life

#Privacy

Wed, Nov 28th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Motherboard, people who purchase smart speakers are aware of the risks and have simply given up on expecting privacy. It sounds like the European Union is not happy about that.

Smart home devices—like internet-connected speakers, TVs, and microwaves—have been involved in multiple privacy scandals. This year, a couple’s private conversation was recorded by their smart speaker and then sent to a random contact. In 2015, people discovered that a buried line in the privacy policy for Samsung’s smart TVs meant that everything you say could be captured and sent to a third party. Like all internet-connected tech, such devices are also susceptible to data breaches or hacks.

Yet despite knowledge of these risks, many people say they’re resigned to the idea that we’re going to be spied on and there’s nothing we can do about it.

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