Oh, this is good. In November Mozilla released a guide to the privacy practices of various Internet connected devices that might be on people’s Christmas lists: privacy not included.
The Why We Made This Guide is also worth a read. It suggests a reason as to why it currently feels such a headache and a chore to think about what data and what privacy we give up when installing these devices:
Stop and think about that. To understand if a connected device you purchase is safe — can it spy on you, what does it know about you, can you control it — requires top privacy research skills as well as some high-level technical skills.