Connected devices are increasingly popular in our homes. Before you buy one as a gift this holiday season give some thought to the privacy and practical concerns of having an always on connected device.

Our St. Louis partner, Fox 2, shares some tips:

So how can you control what your devices hear and see? Start by learning about how the data on your device is connected. Look at your app settings. They offer different options as well as privacy controls. The same goes for your operating systems. There are also third-party programs you can use to control your data.

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