Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Samsung Bixby. These devices aren’t just listening to your instructions, they’re listening to everything. All your devices – mobiles, landlines, laptops and computers – are tracking you all the time too. there’s no boundary on privacy for these gadgets and softwares.
In India, all this information feeds into various systems: the Central Monitoring System (CMS), the Lawful Internet & Monitoring (LIM) system, Network Traffic Analysis (NETRA) and the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID). This is then processed by various departments and agencies within the Government who have you under constant surveillance so that no important information is lost to the dark web.
The problem with all this is – it’s perfectly legal.