Is your digital assistant spying on you?

Global tech giants are encouraging the fitting of microphones and cameras in every room of our house, always listening, always on and always internet-connected, allowing our every movement to be tracked. Why aren’t we more worried?

24th February, 2019

So, you get your kid a ‘smart’ doll for her birthday, one that she can converse with. Your daughter tells the doll: “Daddy hurt me.” The doll responds: “Where did Daddy hurt you?” The little girl points: “There.” Next thing, the gardaí are at the door and you’re being hauled in for questioning.

Spooky? Yes. Scary stuff? Yes. Fanciful? No. Your kid’s doll could...

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