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.
Privacy in Internet-Connected ToysTag: Internet of Toys
Many of the devices we buy are now connected to the internet in some fashion, we call these devices Internet of Things or IoT for short. But there is a new type of IoT devices on the market: children's toys, which is giving IoT a new meaning.
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.