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Smart Devices Listening

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Smart Devices Listening Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:38:09 +0000 Smart Devices Listening Smart Devices Listening KXMB shamelessly, and they can't say no... (alysia huck, kx news) voice activated devices are becoming more and more common, but do we need to be careful about what all they're hearing? happening now...emily medalen is live to tell us more. emily, this sounds a little bit eerie. what did you find out? (emily medalen, kx news) tim and alysia, it definitely is a scary thought - technology is progressing and our devices are theoretically listening to us whenever we are around them. i spoke with the guru of geek, marlo anderson, and got the inside scoop on why. here's the story. (marlo anderson, guru of geek) "home invasion, office invasion, has never been so prominent as it is right now." (emily medalen, kx news) the convenience of voice activated devices is undeniable. the amazon alexa, and any smart tv you can get today have been called "intelligent personal assistants." (marlo anderson, guru of geek) "if you don't like a particular kind of chip, for example, and you mention that while you're watching television, they will make note of that, and advertise to you the potato chips that you like to eat." (medalen) experts say you may want to consider keeping private conversations away from these devices. (marlo anderson, guru of geek) "you might not even think that you have listening devices in your home, but if you have a new television, for example, and you can speak to your remote control, this device is listening to you all the time." (medalen) anderson says if you don't secure your device, hackers have the potential to hear - and see - more than you want them to. (marlo anderson, guru of geek) "i could watch baby monitors, i could listen to your tv, anything that's not secured is available to the general public. so, this is the challenge that we have, and a lot of people don't take the time to secure their devices." (medalen) he says it can go further than just inside your home - businesses should be aware, too. (marlo anderson, guru of geek) "it wouldn't take much to hack into that, and listen to what's going on in that board room, and steal company secrets, steal government secrets, all kinds of crazy things are possible with these devices." (medalen) some don't mind their devices listening in, because the more it knows about you, the more accustomed to you it will be. (marlo anderson, guru of geek) "people tend to enjoy the convenience of this." (medalen) but, anderson says if you are concerned, do your research before you buy. (marlo anderson, guru of geek) "if you're concerned about this at all, i would certainly investigate that before you purchase a new television, to make sure you have the option to opt out of voice activation on your device." (emily medalen, kx news) of course, it is convenient when alexa knows your favorite radio station, or your tv knows what channel to change to. but, it's a double edged sword, so be aware of this whenever you're around your voice activated devices, and like anderson says, it's very easy to secure your device if you ask the person who's helping you purchase it. that takes us to today's twitter poll, we

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