Echo records private family chat and sends it to random contact, Amazon offers explanation

May 25th, 2018   decode   news

While devices like smart speakers undoubtedly make your day to day life more convenient, they also pose privacy concerns. Take, for example, Alexa series – just last month, Amazon fixed a flaw that allowed devices to eavesdrop, and now, a new and more serious problem has been reported, and has since been acknowledged by the company.

What happened is that a Portland, Oregon family-owned Amazon Echo recorded their conversation and sent it to one of their contacts. After the contact alerted the family about the incident, they unplugged all Alexa-powered devices in their home and contacted…

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