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The Promise and Peril of Smart Devices

Jon Sather
Board of Contributors
Aug 23, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
These days, finding a way into information systems seems easier than ever amid the growing number of

Smart technology carries some responsibility for manufacturers and consumers alike.

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In the world of espionage, developing and exploiting access to vital sources of information are the primary objectives. And these days, finding a way into information systems seems easier than ever amid the growing number of "smart" devices connected to our homes and businesses. Voice-controlled and hands-free microphones and speakers -- Amazon's Echo and Alexa, Google's Home Assistant, Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana, to name a few -- welcome technology into our lives and trumpet the dawn of a new era: the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things....

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