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The Promise and Peril of Smart Devices

MIN READAug 23, 2017 | 08:00 GMT

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.

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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