Tracking smart home devices

Increasingly, consumer devices are capable of being connected online. Smart entertainment systems often provide new ways to watch TV shows and movies, and also may use technology to monitor what you watch. Smart meters provide new ways of managing electricity use, and also hands over information that can be used to discover what you watch, when you do your laundry and how much, what time you leave and come home, and more such behaviours.

  • If accessible, look at the settings on your devices to investigate whether you can reset identifiers on the devices.
  • If available, use web interfaces to reset identifiers.
  • Use other devices that intervene and limit tracking.