NEW YORK: Did someone invite a spy into your home over the holidays? Maybe so, if a friend or family member gave you a voice-controlled speaker or some other smart device.
It's easy to forget, but everything from Internet-connected speakers with voice assistants such as Amazon's Alexa to television sets with built-in Netflix can be always listening – and sometimes watching, too. As with almost all new technology, installing such devices means balancing privacy risks with the conveniences they offer.
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