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Monitoring Matters

Voice assistants hackable by laser

March 11, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

The more I think about it, the more I realize I'm a “house purist.” I like my home to be as free as possible from “extra” electronics of any kind. Sure, I have a laptop, smartphone and a rebuilt iPAD from 10 years ago, and I'm connected to the Internet, but I don't have cable TV and quite frankly, I refuse to put a voice assistant of any kind in my home ever! It creeps me out that some random person can be listening, inserting themselves into my daily existence at any time. Recent...

Alexa, connected devices, Cybersecurity Assurance Program, Google Assistant, IoT, Portal, Siri, Voice assistants


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On The Editor's Desk

In the home, voice is king

February 20, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

The success of smart home assistants such as Amazon Alexa has spurred the growth of smart speakers within the home, as voice control in the home seems to be a trend that is not going away any time soon. In fact, the adoption of these devices increased by 800 percent from 2016 to 2018, reaching nearly one-third of U.S. broadband households by the end of 2018, according to research by Parks Associates. In the firm's “Strategies for Integrating Voice in the Smart Home,” report, it estimates...

Dina Abdelrazik, Parks Associates, smart speakers, Voice assistants


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The role of voice increasing, study finds

January 23, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

The role of voice within security is certainly growing, especially on the residential side of the equation, but as a recent study finds, consumers are embracing the power of the voice to control their phones, cars, homes and even security systems. In fact, standalone voice assistants—or smart speakers—are one of the fastest-adopted technologies in U.S. history and have a 98 percent satisfaction rate among U.S. consumers, according to a new research report from Accenture based on a global...

Accenture, Voice assistants


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