The smart home is listening to everything you say.
Several smart devices can be set to "always listen" for your voice command -- including the Amazon Echo, Microsoft's Xbox Kinect, and some Android smartphones . Consumers need to be concerned about privacy and security of such data, and companies need to be transparent in explaining what is being done with it. Samsung says it encrypts the data, and also does not keep the voice data or sell it to third parties. So you don't have to worry about advertisers listening to your conversations... for now:
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