About this Issue

Gone are the days of discreet devices.  Today’s technology allows consumer products to communicate, transmitting information to streamline functionality and provide a better user experience.  Future of Privacy Forum recognizes the need to “build in” privacy and security features as manufacturers embrace the possibilities of the Internet of Things.  To that end, Future of Privacy Forum’s Internet of Things program conducts and enriches dialogue between business and consumer advocates about the privacy and security concerns surrounding networks of smart devices.

The Future of Microphones in Connected Devices
Spotlight

August 10, 2017 | Stacey Gray

The Future of Microphones in Connected Devices

Today, FPF released a new Infographic: Microphones & the Internet of Things: Understanding Uses of Audio Sensors in Connected Devices (read the Press Release here). From Amazon Echos to Smart TVs, we are seeing more home devices integrate microphones, often to provide a voice user interface powered by cloud-based speech recognition.

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What's Happening: Internet of Things

John Verdi Talks Connected Devices with Fox 2 St. Louis
Top Story

November 15, 2017 | Melanie Bates

John Verdi Talks Connected Devices with Fox 2 St. Louis

“What data is being transmitted and what data is being used really depends on the device,” Verdi said. “They can offload that information from the device to servers on the internet that are either controlled by the companies or third parties and there’s some processing that can happen there.”

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The Future of Microphones in Connected Devices
Top Story

August 10, 2017 | Stacey Gray

The Future of Microphones in Connected Devices

Today, FPF released a new Infographic: Microphones & the Internet of Things: Understanding Uses of Audio Sensors in Connected Devices (read the Press Release here). From Amazon Echos to Smart TVs, we are seeing more home devices integrate microphones, often to provide a voice user interface powered by cloud-based speech recognition.

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New Infographic: Understanding Uses of Microphones in Internet of Things (IoT) Devices
Top Story

August 10, 2017 | Melanie Bates

New Infographic: Understanding Uses of Microphones in Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

Washington, DC – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum released an infographic, “Microphones & the Internet of Things: Understanding Uses of Audio Sensors in Connected Devices.” In order to enable the benefits of new voice-based services while protecting data privacy, this infographic attempts to explain the range of possible uses of microphones in connected devices.

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