Bluetooth speakers are increasingly becoming part of your everyday life, but there’s one area where the devices can actually do more good than harm.
The technology is used in some of the most popular mobile devices from Apple to Samsung.
That’s because the technology is capable of receiving data and transmitting audio.
However, that data can be encrypted using the Bluetooth protocol, meaning the devices don’t have to keep a copy of it on the device.
So, if someone has an unwanted audio or video recording on your smartphone, the device can send it to a cloud service.
That cloud service then forwards the audio to the person’s computer.
You can also use the technology to send text messages.
This has also made it a popular option for those looking for a better alternative to earbuds.
This article originally appeared on Business Insider.