This Alexa thing is still on my mind
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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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.
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.