Survey: Two-Thirds Unfazed Smart Devices Always Listening
Two-thirds of Americans are unconcerned personal Internet-connected devices could be recording them in some way, according a survey by the website Safety.com.
Of 1,091 adults over the age of 18 surveyed, 66.7% said they did not care if their home smart device, such as Amazon's virtual assistant "Alexa," which is activated by a voice command, was always listening, the website reported.
Women were more concerned than men by more than 7%, older adults such as baby boomers were more concerned than millennials or those in Generation Z, while Generation X individuals were about evenly split.
Those in "tech-dominated cities" also were less concerned than in less tech-dominated cities, the website said, but it did not specify a definition or criteria for determining the designation.