Mark Plumbley was joint by security researcher Justin Nurse (Oxford) for a panel session at the Cheltenham Science Festival examining whether intelligent virtual assistants (like Siri, Alexa or Contana) leave us vulnerable to oversharing private information. The panel took place on 8th June 2017 and was chaired by BBC broadcaster Rory Cellan-Jones.

Elements of the discussion were picked up widely in the media and in blogs.

Columns appeared in The Times (‘Be careful what you tell Alexa, says cyber expert’, 9th June 2017) ) and The Sun (‘Alexa, I need the police, I’ve been hacked!’, 8th June 2017):

The Times

The Sun

There was also an interview segment on BBC Tech Tent:

BBC World Service Radio

with associated item on BBC News technology section website (‘Tech Tent: fake news, algorithms and listening gadgets’):

BBC News

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