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“Amazon does not build customer health profiles based on interactions with nhs.uk content or use such requests for marketing purposes. Alexa does not have access to any personal or private information from the NHS,” a company spokesperson told The Conversation.
The Big Picture: No doubt smart devices are, well, smart. That’s their charm and that’s their value. But we’re still quite early in the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). Simply put, in the rush to trade convenience for privacy, we could be making a bad bargain.