What is your privacy worth?

Bellevue, Nebraska
December 30, 2016 7:42am CST
Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot were popular Christmas gifts in 2016, but some privacy advocates are warning they could be used by law enforcement to gather data about you and your family. Investigators want the Echo data in order to get more information about the mysterious death of Victor Collins, who was found dead in Bates’ bathtub in Bentonville, Ark., last November. Amazon might have recordings of sounds from Bates’ home, the search warrant alleges. Now the article goes on to say not to worry and such but this isn't the only device we have that you just say the name and it listens for our command. I have an iphone that i can use voice command to do anything I have it set up to do. I have to say it makes me stop and think about the privacy I have in my home and who can tap into it. What do you think?
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@NJChicaa (48390)
• United States
30 Dec 16
I've accepted that I have no privacy with my iPhone and various apps and such. Now we have the Echo and that just goes along with it.
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@DianneN (91317)
• United States
30 Dec 16
I love my Echo for music. I also have an iPhone, iPad, etc., but they don't have the sound quality. We also have a home security system and a police station in the center of town. I'm not worried. I think having our cars tracked is a worse invasion of privacy. But such is our world right now.
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@Juliaacv (35150)
• Canada
30 Dec 16
I wouldn't choose to have one of these in my home-for privacy issues, although there are so many devices that are considered to be questionable, even the On-Star in our vehicles.
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@DWDavis (15711)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
30 Dec 16
I've not taken the step of adding an Echo, or the Goggle equivalent, to my home as yet. While I embrace new technology, I'm not quite ready for a smart house yet.