52 per cent Indians believe smart devices spying on them: Survey

As many as 52 per cent or more than half of the Indians
believe their smart devices record personal information without their
knowledge, a survey by YouGov said on Tuesday.

YouGov — an Internet-based market research and data analytics
firm — stated that the most commonly used devices are also the ones people are
most likely to think are monitoring them.

“People have concerns about their online privacy and
losing private data (such as photos, mails, financial information) is people’s
biggest tech-related fear (with 55 per cent saying it).

“Cyber terrorism (53 per cent) is the second-biggest
fear,” the company said in a statement.

While 85 per cent of people own a smartphone, 54 per cent
believe the technology is spying on them.

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According to the survey, around a third fear that with the
rapid advancement of technology either they would be socially isolated (34 per
cent), human interactions would be replaced by Artificial Intelligence (34 per
cent) or there would be excessive dependence on technology (32 per cent).

-GK

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