This Alexa thing is still on my mind

@allknowing (65066)
India
June 4, 2018 3:32am CST
I wrote a discussion recently about how Alexa recorded a private conversation in a household and there was a glitch or whatever where that conversation got posted to all in the contact list. I was just wondering whether Alexa or any other version can record anything going on at the neighbours That would be quite disturbing. I zoom my camera and I can record chirps of birds in my garden from inside the house. If that is possible what stops this gadget which has similar features to record conversations nearby. I feel these gadgets should be banned forthwith.
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@mlgen1037 (29658)
• Manila, Philippines
4 Jun
That is creepy for me.
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
Something sserious needs to be done about this Bad enough there cctv cameras all round.
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@mlgen1037 (29658)
• Manila, Philippines
4 Jun
@allknowing And that can really be dangerous. No one is safe now even if there are cctv cameras around.
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
@mlgen1037 Que sera sera
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@Shavkat (62516)
• Philippines
4 Jun
I think it needs to be stopped.
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
I think so too.
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@Shavkat (62516)
• Philippines
5 Jun
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@JohnRoberts (56844)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Jun
I view Alexa as a menace to society.
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
It sure is.
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@sprite1950 (13992)
• Corsham, England
4 Jun
That's kind of worrying. I have thought of getting Alexa but not quite made up my mind. It's a bit off putting to think that it could record a conversation over a wide distance,
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
Anything is possible the way technology is making strides. It is indeed worrying.
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@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
4 Jun
You surely know that the police has microphones powerful enough to record what is said inside apartments. I would not be surprised if Alexa has this feature, I hope not.
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
It is like giving the power in the hands of the ordinary.
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@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
4 Jun
@allknowing It is not something I like, it's scary.
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
@LadyDuck This is just the tip of the iceberg I feel
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• India
4 Jun
It's weird! So much interference by gadgets can be dangerous
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
As you can see glitches are possible even though they may claim they will not do it intentionally.
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• India
4 Jun
@allknowing Yes. Better to be safe than sorry
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
6 Jun
Alexa sounds very scary. I dont think such gadgets should be encouraged around.
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
6 Jun
There is more to it that we know I feel
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Jun
After watching the documentary about Snowden, I think today nothing can be 100% safe. We are losing our privacy and the situation may be worse than we think. We are just not aware of it.
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
5 Jun
Yes. We really do not know what else is existing of which we are not aware of.
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@kepweng (14655)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
4 Jun
looks like u Enjoying that gadgets so Much my friend
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
I do not have that gadget
@wolfgirl569 (4729)
• Marion, Ohio
4 Jun
I have no plans to own any of them. I do not have a smart t.v either.
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
I have no plans to own one either (lol)
• Peoria, Arizona
4 Jun
I don't think they should be banned. It warns about certain things. Maybe it can increase the security levels, but honestly, I find it no different than using an Instant messenger or texting, the company has all your texts with personal things in it as well and no one gets into a big hissy fit about it.
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
One wrong does not justify one more (lol)
@NJChicaa (40112)
• United States
4 Jun
Why should they be banned? It was already explained that the device WAS TOLD to record the conversation and send it.
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
They have admitted their mistake. You can read it here
Amazon said that one of its Echo home speakers recorded a private conversation without permission and sent it to a person in the owners’ contact list, an incident that raises questions about the security of such voice-operated devices.
@Icydoll (19294)
• India
4 Jun
That's really creepy ..it should be banned if it records wide distance conversation
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@allknowing (65066)
• India
4 Jun
I am not sure if it does that now but with strides in technology anything is possible.
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