Many smart appliances send data to their manufacturers, and third-parties like advertisers, with scant regard for permissions or security.
According to the article, the Which? researchers “found televisions selling viewing data to advertisers, toothbrushes with access to smartphone microphones, and security cameras that could be hacked to let others watch and listen to people in their homes …One Samsung smart TV connected to more than 700 distinct internet addresses in 15 minutes.”
This is all getting so out of control, so quickly.
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