Your digital assistant, smart home, phone or watch might be listening in while you commit a crime. As Sidney Fussell reports in Wired, police and prosecutors today are making use of smart home speakers and other digital devices in gathering evidence against criminal suspects. Amazon and Google now receive an increasing number of police requests for such data, and those requests will only multiply in the future. Fussell provides an inside look at the strange new world of constant digital surveillance and its role in crime-fighting. And, as for lawbreakers, if you think mum’s the word, think again.
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Sidney Fussell, a senior staff writer at WIRED, covers surveillance, technology, and Silicon Valley’s social and political impact.