For many of us on this planet, our modern, digital lives are fast, cheap, convenient and smart as hell! Rediculously smart! Benign household devices like fridges and hoovers may have been born innocent and practical but have matured into obnoxiously in-your-face adolescent terrors. Devices that were once dumb are now terrifyingly capable and ”here to help” us. But have they gotten too smart? From voice assistants that can order groceries to smart thermostats that know when we’re home, our lives are becoming increasingly intertwined with technology. But what about the risks that come with this level of integration? Are these devices collecting our data without our knowledge or informed consent?
In this episode of Tech for Evil, we examine the dark side of smart devices and the potential threats they pose to our privacy and security. We’ll explore how these devices gather data about our habits, preferences, and even our conversations, all in the name of convenience. We’ll also discuss the ways in which this data can be used to target us with advertising, manipulate our behavior, or even be sold to third parties without our consent.
Join us as we dive into the world of smart devices and explore the tradeoffs we make for the convenience they offer. Are we sacrificing too much of our privacy and security for the sake of a more connected life? And what can we do to protect ourselves in an increasingly digital world? Don’t miss this important episode and join the growing movement that is fighting to keep tech good for all of us.
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