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Every year, Amazon hosts Prime Day, a one day event of deals exclusive to Amazon Prime members. Heavy promotion of its own products, electronics in particular, are a common theme on Prime Day. This year, Amazon offered it Prime members a promotion that gave them a $10 coupon in exchange for tracking their data. The offer requires members to install Amazon Assistant, a browser tool that allows consumers to discover Amazon products and compare prices across other retailers on the web. This...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jul. 19, 2019
Tags: Amazon, privacy
Currently, 25% of U.S. broadband households that do not own a smart home device and do not plan to purchase one will not purchase these products due to security and privacy concerns. Addressing consumer privacy and security concerns is a key issue for the industry and Parks Associates At the 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, Parks Associates and key industry leaders will explore new opportunities for service providers as well as current attitudes on data...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Summit at CES , in Las Vegas, Geoff Gross, Founder and CEO, Medical Guardian shared his insights on the future of connected devices, smart home, and independent living solutions with the firm's analyst team. Geoff will be participating on the Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home panel during the conference on Tuesday, January 8, at 4:15 PM. Panelists joining him on this session include: Steve Chazin, VP, Product...
Submitted by Open Connectivity Foundation. The security of Internet of Things devices has always been one of the top priorities of the Open Connectivity Foundation. As more devices come online every day, the amount of cybersecurity risks continues to climb – from privacy issues to theft of personal data. That’s why OCF is constantly working to improve the security features of devices. These are included before the device even goes online, giving consumers the peace of...
According to Parks Associates research, the percentage of broadband households not intending to purchase a smart home device due to security and privacy concerns has increased from 21% in Q1 2017 to 32% in Q1 2018. Further, more than one-fourth of U.S. broadband households strongly agree that it’s impossible to keep their personal data away from unauthorized users. Security and privacy concerns are clearly becoming top of mind for many connected consumers. As the number of...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Wayne Morrison, Principal, Emerging Technologies, Reliant shared insights with the analyst team to discuss how DIY solutions and consumer concerns about data security and privacy as the number of connected products increases. Wayne will be participating on the Energizing the Smart Home: Changing Role of Utilities panel today at 11:15 AM. Panelists joining him on this session include:...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Jeffrey Weiner, VP, Product, Marketing and Sales, Mersoft sat down with the analyst team to discuss consumer concerns of data security and privacy, the impact of AI on the smart home and more. Jeffrey will be participating on the Future of the Connected Home: Delivering on Promises panel on Thursday, May 24, at 10:30 AM. Panelists joining him on this session include: Christopher...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Joe Liu, CEO, Mivatek Smart Connect spoke with the analyst team to discuss the future of the connected home. Joe will be participating on the Future of the Connected Home: Delivering on Promises panel on Thursday, May 24, at 10:30 AM. Panelists joining him on this session include: Christopher Baskin, CEO, American Two-Way Bob Gulino, Founder and VP Marketing, Nuro Technologies...

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