Hey Google, is my wife listening to chats via smart speaker?

More than hackers, people are worried about friends, family and others who can listen to their conversations via smart speakers, reveals new research.

A survey by University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers in Canada found that people feared potential misuse of the device from people they actually live with and know.

“They worried that their housemates could order stuff online, overhear private conversations or access other people”s reminders, calendars and phone contacts,” explained Konstantin Beznosov, a professor of electrical and computer engineering who specializes in cybersecurity at UBC.

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