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Why Amazon Echo and Google Home are a threat to data privacy

With the range of activities that can be carried out by smart speakers, they are potential weak points waiting to be exploited by hackers.

Smart speakers with even smarter voice assistants have become a regular fixture across homes, and with Amazon Echo and now Google Home available in India, expect this wave to sweep over our country too. Google Home and Home Mini speakers were launched in India last week at a price of Rs 9,999 and Rs 4,499 respectively. The Amazon Echo lineup — which starts at Rs 4,999 and goes all the way up to 14,999 — with their smart assistants in the coming days, will try to give us

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