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Paying to surveill: the new neighbourhood watch

Photo by Jeff Fielitz on Unsplash

When tools like Alexa, Google Home, Siri etc, the helpful listening presence in your house, were introduced, one of my biggest concerns was that the record of your personal conversations would be passed along to the police and government.

After all, if the database exists, authorities will ask for access to it. This has been true on everything from your browsing history to your DNA

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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Ruth Coustick-Deal

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Digital Rights Campaigner | Interested in all things tech + inclusion | Co-host of The Intersection of Things podcast |