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Spies in the Home

Smart assistants are gaining popularity in private households. But do these devices record everything going on in the home? And what happens to all that data?

Amazon Echo, Google Home and other smart assisants can make or cancel appointments and even do your shopping. But their makers might be listening in! Amazon Echo transmits data and stores it in the Cloud, but to what extent is unclear. And what happens when the system isn't activated? Is it still recording data? In theory, these devices could be recording information about our behavior 24 hours a day.