The flow of personal data through voice interaction is exploding via devices such as Alexa, Google Home Assistant and Apple Home Pod. While these devices provides convenience and claim privacy – do they really protect your personal data? Can we trust them with every personal interaction that we do in our homes? They are made to look cool and the wave of the future. However as long as they are connected to their servers one can never be sure how your intimate personal home interaction data will be used.
The ‘big brother is always watching’ is becoming a reality if you own such a device that is connected and controlled by their manufacturers.
May be there is a better way.
Unless we decouple the device manufacturers from the service provider and include personal privacy protection features that will completely anonymize the data that that is sent outside your home, we can never be sure.
Consumers must claim for this decoupling and complete anonymization. While Apple is making some efforts in this space we still have a long way to go. Apple who is not be in the business of selling and using personal data for their profit like Google, Facebook and Amazon; will be in a better and credible position to sell this concept.
Until the consumers are educated on the privacy implications of these devices big tech companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook who profit from personal data will continue to endanger user privacy.
So think before getting one of these devices that is always listening to you.
The desktop personal computer may be a thing of past, with so many mobile options from laptop to tablets and smart phones. The shift to small, powerful and mobile computing has made desktop computing irrelevant and unnecessary for most people. The mobile computing is also always connected to the internet and to the cloud services. Most people also use free services for their daily personal communication such as e-mail and messaging. However free services also comes with strings attached. Though we don’t realize this every personal communication data goes through the free service providers servers that siphons your important personal data and use them in ways most people will never comprehend. Personal communication such as e-mails and file (e.g. photo) sharing has become such an important part of everyday life that it is impossible to live without these services. E-mail service requires an internet domain name. Most people use @gmail.com or @yahoo.com or a host of other free services. Until now setting up a personal communication server using ones own personal domain name has generally been an endeavor that only tech geeks would undertake.
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