Florida’s Fourth Estate: Keeping your privacy safe when using smart devices

UCF assistant professor Paul Gazzillo talks smart device security on this week's episode of Florida's Fourth Estate.

ORLANDO, Fla. – By now most of us have installed those high-tech gadgets we got for Christmas.

From Amazon Echo and Alexa devices to the Google Home Smart Speaker and Home Assistant, each comes with exciting features many of us don’t fully understand.

This week on Florida’s Fourth Estate, we speak with UCF assistant professor Paul Gazzillo about these smart home devices and what we’re really agreeing to when when sign up to use them.

Are the risks worth the convenience? And which devices are likely the most invasive once we set them up in our homes? It’s a conversation that will have you reading the fine print on those user agreements.

About the Author:

Ginger Gadsden joined the News 6 team in June 2014 as an anchor/reporter. She currently co-anchors the 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. and the 7 p.m. newscasts.