Amazon Accused Of Recording Private Conversation
Article from KIRO 7 by Gary Horcher.
A Portland family contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon’s Alexa — the voice-controlled smart speaker — and that the recorded audio was sent to the phone of a random person in Seattle, who was in the family’s contact list.
“My husband and I would joke and say I’d bet these devices are listening to what we’re saying,” said Danielle, who did not want us to use her last name.
Every room in her family home was wired with the Amazon devices to control her home’s heat, lights and security system.
But Danielle said two weeks ago their love for Alexa changed with an alarming phone call. “The person on the other line said, ‘unplug your Alexa devices right now,'” she said. “‘You’re being hacked.'”
Read the entire article at KIRO 7.
Image Credit: By SounderBruce [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Like major corporations in general, Amazon being less than perfect, puts it’s pants on one leg at a time. That said, why did the offended family bring Alexia or whatever it is called into their home in the first place?