Hacking into your robot vacuum to eavesdrop on your home

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Screenshot of a graphic from an academic paper showing how the scientists used a robotic vacuum cleaner's laser vision system to eavesdrop on the occupant's conversations

It turns out you can hack into a robot vacuum cleaner and use it sensors to eavesdrop.

How? With lasers! Spy agencies since the 1940s have eavesdropped on people using “laser microphones”: You shine a laser at the window of a house, which vibrates every so faintly from the sound of whoever’s inside, talking. — Read the rest