Study Says Smart Speakers Aren't Offering Any Privacy
A new study conducted by the University of Michigan looked at the habits and attitudes of both smart speaker users and those who purposefully avoid them.
According to Digital Trends, the study found that we’ve all resigned ourselves to a permanent lack of privacy -- a phenomenon the scientists have called “privacy resignation.” The study concluded that when given the option to turn on privacy features, most users are unwilling to trade convenience for privacy.
Non-users also exhibit resignation to privacy loss, but at a lesser degree than users.
Non-users reportedly don’t value the utility offered by smart speakers, or they don't trust speaker manufacturers and their parent companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple.