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Smart speakers record users inadvertently up to
times a day
Research by Northeastern University
Over 40% of smart speaker users do not realize their recordings are kept indefinitely by the company
2019 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium Study
of U.S. households are estimated to be equipped with a smart speaker by 2025
Loup Ventures; Statista
of non-users responded: "I don't trust voice assistants with the safety and security of my personal data." When surveyed about their top concerns with voice assistants.
Capgemini Digital Transformation Institute; Statista
of global internet users have not taken a single step to protect their personal information online.
2019 Norton LifeLock Cyber Safety Insights Report; Statista
"there are ways to protect yourself, like manually setting your speaker's microphone to mute when it's not in use. But that's inconvenient. What if there was a gadget that could mute – and unmute – your speaker's mic for you automatically? That's the concept behind Paranoid."
"Turns out, I’m not the only one who wishes for a smart speaker that wasn’t always listening in. Paranoid, will serve as a way for you to have your cake and eat it too... have your smart device and cut down on its ability to spy."
/ The American Genius
"Smart speakers are a great convenience. But as of late, a good chunk of smart speaker users have been worried about who is listening in to what they have to say... This is the problem Paranoid hopes to tackle."
/ The Indian Express
"It’s great being able to get tomorrow’s weather forecast, to set a laundry timer, or to discover a new recipe—simply by asking aloud. But, in exchange for that convenience, tech companies expect us to sacrifice our privacy... That’s when Paranoid comes in."
The IT Nerd
"With smart home devices proliferating, the secondary effect of privacy is becoming a concern. While a majority of consumers are not paying attention to proper security practices when installing a smart device, unrest is burning in those who are. Paranoid is extra vigilant on disabling smart homes’ prying ears."
/ IT World Canada
"If you’ve ever had a camera trained at a smart assistant for any amount of time you’ve probably discovered at some point that it’s woken up and listened to you without you asking. Usually, this is because it accidentally overhears wake words or something similar to them... Whatever the case Paranoid Home is betting that you don’t want it listening."
Paul E King