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Experts explain why people are giving mixed signals about smart tech.
The makers of some our most omnipresent technology like Google, Facebook, and Amazon have repeatedly jeopardized user trust by tracking or sharing data they werent supposed to, either on purpose or through hacks.
Some 63 percent of people find connected devices to be creepy, and 75 percent dont trust the way their data is shared by those devices, according to a survey of people in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, France, and the United Kingdom.
That hasnt stopped them from buying these devices, which through an array of cameras, microphones, and other sensors have intimate access to our lives.
According to the survey, of those who dont have connected devices, 28 percent cited a lack of trust in the devices privacy or security; 63 percent say they dont have use for them.