So you have all probably figured out that I will not be buying or using one of these smart in-home systems that are voice-activated. Add Apple’s HomePod to my list of what I won’t be getting, even though they pinky-swear that it won’t record anything until it hears “Hey Siri.”
Jasper Hamill reports:
When switched on, the device is always listening for orders, which it then encrypts and sends back to Apple’s servers to be interpreted and sent back to the speaker. Privacy advocates are becoming increasingly wary of devices which can record what’s going on owners’ homes. But the tech firm assured potential customers that its HomePod would only begin recording when it hears the words ‘Hey Siri’.
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