Stop Smartphones from ListeningTag: Alexa
Many smartphone users are unaware that their phone is capable of listening to conversations, even when the screen is turned off. Some apps can mysteriously turn on the microphone function and target conversations and noise in the background to produce targeted ads. It is possible to mitigate this issue and thus reduce the risk of passive listening. Here are a few steps to help keep conversations private and out of the hands of apps and advertising companies.
Internet of Things Consumer Privacy ChecklistTag: IoT
The "Internet of Things" or IoT for short, has taken the marketplace - and our homes - in force. But when someone refers to the IoT what exactly do they mean, and just how pervasive are these devices?
The Office of Privacy and Data Protection is also the sponsor for “Privacy Modeling,” a web application that identifies the privacy laws relevant to the product or service you wish to create.