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Watch out! 7 household items that may be spying on you

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Home sweet home for hackers

To date, there haven't been any major privacy or security incursions on smart home appliances. But privacy experts warn that with so many microphones and cameras coming into people's homes, it's an area that warrants some caution.

Many people, though, don't realize how many potential monitoring devices are in their houses already. Here's a look at common—or soon to be common—household items that could potentially give outsiders more insight into your day-to-day life than you realize. Each has safeguards in place to protect your privacy, but it never hurts to know what's watching—and listening.

—By Chris Morris, special to
Posted 6 March 2015

Source: Mattel