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In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, photo a child holds his Amazon Echo Dot in Kennesaw, Ga. Amazon updated its voice assistant with a feature that can make Alexa more kid-friendly. When the FreeTime feature is activated, Alexa answers certain questions differently. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

How much privacy are users willing to give up in the name of convenience? And how much does the public know about the workings of products that rely on user data to function. A Boston Globe article quotes BKC's David O'Brien:

“It is revelatory in just how much access and insight a company like Amazon has into your physical home, and if we keep going in this direction . . . we’ve got some real challenges ahead,” said David O’Brien, assistant research director for privacy and security at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. “We’ve traditionally thought of places like the home as being sacred.” He said the questions are only going to become more pronounced as homes get smarter.

Read more at The Boston Globe...

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