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Alexa, how much is my privacy worth?


  • Tech News
  • Thursday, 3 Aug 2017

Leaving an open mic from your home to one of the world's largest retailers – which, by the way, logs your many questions and requests – has a few pitfalls. — Amazon/TNS

Leaving an open mic from your home to one of the world's largest retailers – which, by the way, logs your many questions and requests – has a few pitfalls. — Amazon/TNS

Amazon's personal digital assistant, Alexa, has been credited twice in recent weeks with helping to solve or avert crimes – including a Gloucester case that received international attention when the device is said to have recorded the voice of a young boy who broke into an apartment. 

As novel as these cases are, they raise unsettling questions about how much privacy we forfeit – willingly – to technology. 

   

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