Is my home spying on me? As smart devices move in, experts fear Australians are oversharing

  • February 10, 2024
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Digital rights advocates warn little is known about how collected data is used – and that privacy laws are playing catch-up

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Take a look around your home and chances are you have one, or at least you have considered the convenience of having one.

They are the devices and appliances that can be remotely controlled – otherwise known as smart devices – which over the past decade have become core features of the modern home. Think of the TVs that allow you to flick through various streaming services, the smart fridges that can have their temperatures moderated and contents checked from afar, the robot vacuum, air purifiers, or one of the big tech companies’ virtual helpers to play music or dim the lights.

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