5 Tech Gifts to Avoid Giving to Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

This gift-giving season, prioritize good security and privacy over risky tech. Recent years have seen major hacks of healthcare and genetic data, widespread consumer surveillance tech, and unscrupulous data practices. Some gift ideas to consider include end-to-end encrypted cameras, discussions with kids about location tracking, and more secure Android devices.

Avoid genetic testing kits like 23andMe, which can have unforeseen consequences. Video doorbells record everything and can be invasive, especially if accessed by law enforcement. VPNs, especially free ones, can expose sensitive internet traffic. Location tracking apps for kids raise security and privacy concerns. Cheap Android tablets can hide malware. And internet-connected sex toys pose serious security risks. Consider these factors when choosing gifts for loved ones this holiday season.

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