S E E D E D C O N T E N T
Do you trust Amazon?
Who would trust any entity that harbors data collected by any third party they have no control over.
To ship purchases for delivery.... yes. As far as internet security and privacy.....Hell No!
Agreed. I don't use either of those two devices anyway. For other than shipping, I trust Amazon only slightly more than I do Facebook. Zuck has run amok!
Mrs. Gee bought me an echo years ago when they first came out. I sent it back. It may not do anything until you say alexa but it is ALWAYS LISTENING TO YOU and, apparently, recording you.
In a letter to Congress, the online shopping giant reveals that even if you delete voice recordings from Alexa or Echo, Amazon holds onto a record of what you say.
hold up... people had to be told this was going on? LOL
I don't even trust my own "Smart Phone" !
It's "Smarter" than I am. It's like it "KNOWS ME" without "ME" even asking !
Don't have the other "Intelligent" stuff for just that reason.
I don't really trust the alarm clock any more
Scenario 1 is outrageous. If this were found to be true then Amazon would be in major trouble. This could kill the Echo product line.
Scenario 2 is common. Every time we do something online with anyone (not just Amazon) and, indeed, every time we do a search our interactions are recorded in perpetuity. The fact that the interaction is voice rather than simply text is immaterial.
And it is going to get worse. For example, do you stop and consider the fact that your smart phone tracks you? That your credit card usage tracks you? That driving in your modern smart car tracks you?
Simple question, don't these things come with an "OFF " button or are they shipped and permanently in an activated on setting forever?
In this case, you can only unplug the device from its power source or detach it from its WiFi source. Either way, the device becomes a paper weight.