Technology companies are pushing the “smart home” hard, selling appliances and gadgets that offer internet-connected conveniences you didn’t know you needed. But before you succumb to the temptation consider that these devices might also give companies and hackers a key to your homes. Here’s what you need to know.
(FARMINGTON, N.H. ) — Authorities in New Hampshire are hopeful a smart speaker will be smart enough to convict a double murderer. Amazon was ordered by a judge on Friday to hand over recordings taken…
Amazon wants its Alexa voice assistant to be an inescapable, invisible presence that is always with us, like a perky shadow. And it is trying to accomplish that without the inescapable gadget we already take everywhere: our phones.
There are new privacy concerns after Amazon’s Echo recorded one family’s private conversation and sent it to a contact. What can consumers do to protect their privacy? Ken Coburn of the Data Doctors has some tips.
Smart home technology is creating a pathway for hackers to access the personal information, even the daily habits of its owners, while avoiding detection. Experts suggest consumers take these six extra steps to secure themselves from a digital break-in.
Data Doctors’ Ken Colburn addresses concerns about Amazon’s Echo hardware spying on consumers and whether you need to worry about hacking.
Megan Neitzel of Dallas, Texas, said she was stunned when she found out that her 6-year-old daughter, Brooke, had ordered $162 worth of goods last week without permission by talking to Amazon Echo, the popular voice-activated device.
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