Our devices are a big part of day-to-day life. We can talk with anyone using our smartphones, tablets, and laptops. We give our in-home smart technology instructions simply by speaking to it.
But this convenience means that our devices are left switched on, allowing everything to be captured, including what we are not saying directly to the microphone.
While your microwave probably isn’t listening to you, there are other devices in your home that are likely taking stock of your private conversations, putting you at risk to intruders. In this infographic, you’ll learn that:
- 88% of Americans say it is important that they not have someone watch or listen to them without their permission.
- However, the demand for voice-first devices (like Alexa or Echo) is expected to grow from 6.5 million in 2016 to nearly 25 million this year.
- Hackers, government agencies, and online companies might have access to your data/info if you’re not taking the proper steps to protect yourself.