Posts Tagged ‘alexa’

Smart Faucets And Toilets Use Alexa To Listen To Your Conversations

September 17, 2019 By MassPrivateI It is hard to imagine a more intrusive home surveillance device than a faucet or toilet that listens to everyone’s conversations, but that is just what Delta Faucet and Kohler have done. Delta Faucet’s “Voice IQ” takes advantage of where lots of people like to congregate and turns it into an […]

Amazon CEO Confirms They Automatically Store Alexa Recordings Indefinitely

By Mayukh Saha Delaware senator Chris Coons had sent a questionnaire to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in May. He had inquired how Amazon utilizes and retains data from the voice assistant device Alexa. Bezos has now confirmed that the recordings on the device and their transcripts never expire automatically. CNET first reported Amazon’s reply to […]

Amazon Installing Alexa in Apartments and Hotel Rooms. They Say 24/7 Data Collection Will Help Property Managers Better Manage and Serve Tenants.

June 2, 2019 By B.N. Frank More creepy “Surveillance Capitalism” courtesy of Amazon who isn’t hiding that it is putting millions of smart speakers in homes and hotels by “offering discounted hardware, customized software and new ways for property managers to harvest and use data.” Are there actually people willing to pay for this type […]

Here’s How to Review All The Recordings Alexa Has of You and Your Family

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge Waking Times Guess who wrote the following text: When Alexa runs your home, Amazon tracks you in more ways than you might want Would you let a stranger eavesdrop in your home and keep the recordings? For most people, the answer is, “Are you crazy?”   Yet that’s essentially what Amazon […]

“Alexa, Stop Spying on My Kids”: Amazon’s Echo Dot Violates Child Privacy Law

By Jessica Corbett A coalition of consumer and public health groups demanded Thursday that federal regulators investigate and sanction Amazon for its Echo Dot Kids Edition, arguing that the device illegally collects and retains children’s personal data. The brightly colored, always-on listening device “will play music, answer questions, read stories, tell jokes, and more—all with […]

Face it: If you are using Amazon Alexa in your home, you are an incredibly stupid person

(Natural News) The dumbing down of the mainstream American populace is once again on full display with the continued success of Amazon’s Alexa listening devices, which have repeatedly been exposed as nothing more than Big Brother surveillance tools for keeping tabs on people gullible enough to allow such technology in their “smart” […]

Amazon’s Alexa Reviewers Can Access Customers’ Home Addresses

An Amazon.com Inc. team auditing Alexa users’ commands has access to location data and can, in some cases, easily find a customer’s home address, according to five employees familiar with the program. The team, spread across three continents, transcribes, annotates and analyzes a portion of the voice recordings picked up by Alexa. The program, […]

RED ALERT! Amazon Employees Are Listening to Your ALEXA Conversations

    Busted: Thousands Of Amazon Employees Listening To Alexa Conversations ZeroHedge.com Amazon employs thousands of people to listen in on what people around the world are saying to their Alexa digital assistant, according to what is sure to be a Congressional hearing-inspiring report by Bloomberg, which cites seven people who have worked on the […]

Parrot Uses Alexa to Order Watermelon, Lightbulbs While Owner Is Out

Parrot Uses Alexa to Order Watermelon, Lightbulbs While Owner Is Out December 15th, 2018 Via: Newsweek: A peckish parrot has been caught ordering strawberries, a watermelon and even a water boiler through his foster owner’s electronic personal assistant. Rocco, an African Grey, requested the […]

Alexa, who’s the killer? Judge rules OK to examine Amazon Echo in murder case

Prosecutors believe the Echo device recorded the stabbing and bludgeoning attack on Christine Sullivan, 48, as well as the subsequent removal of her body. They are seeking access to Amazon’s servers in order to recover the audio from that night. Tim Verrill is accused of killing Sullivan as well as Jenna Pellegrini, 32, at […]

Spirituality-Focused Services via Alexa and Phone Apps Don’t Protect Us From Exposure to Harmful WiFi Radiation

July 8, 2018 By B.N. Frank More religious and spiritually-minded organizations have started using technology such as Alexa and cell phone and computer apps to try to help people. Tech companies are happy to help them with this.  However, they aren’t divulging that some tech manufacturers have already been warning shareholders […]

Don’t Be An Idiot! Get Rid of Alexa!

May 28, 2018 By corbettreport Who would have ever guessed that the creepy spy gadget that’s listening to everything you do is listening to everything you do? Anyone with half a brain, that’s who. Don’t buy this garbage, and don’t let your friends buy it, either. Subscribe Show notes Image credit […]

Amazon Alexa Instantaneously Justifies Years Of Surveillance Paranoia

I’ll admit that I traditionally haven’t been as paranoid as many people in regards to the surveillance powers of digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home. Yes, putting an always-on microphone in your home likely provides a wonderful new target for intelligence agencies and intruders to spy on you. That said, it’s […]

Amazon’s Alexa Device Recorded Family’s Conversation in Their Home and Sent It to A Random Contact

Portland, Oregon – A concerned family is speaking out after they claim that their Amazon Alexa device recorded a conversation they were having in their home, and sent it to a random contact who alerted them to the fact that he had heard everything they said. A homeowner named Danielle, who asked for her last […]

“Unplug Your Alexa Devices Right Now… You’re Being Hacked”

Unplug your Alexa devices right now…You’re being hacked.” That was the disturbing message that a Portland family received just weeks after installing the Amazon listening devices throughout their home. As KIRO7 reports, Danielle, who did not want us to use her last name, contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation […]

Alexa Caught Sending Private Conversations To Random Contacts

Amazon’s Alexa device has been caught secretly recording users’ private conversations and sending them to random people in their address book.    A concerned husband and wife from Seattle told KIRO 7 that a conversation they were having about home improvements was sent to one of their employees – who then alerted them to the […]

Family Removes Alexa Devices After A Stranger In Another Town Heard Everything They Were Saying

A concerned family is speaking out after they claim that their Amazon Alexa device recorded a conversation they were having in their home, and sent it to a random contact who alerted them to the fact that he had heard everything they said. A homeowner named Danielle, who asked for her last name to remain […]

Ultrasonic Attacks Can Trigger Alexa & Siri With Hidden Commands, Raise Serious Security Risks

Over the last two years, academic researchers have identified various methods that they can transmit hidden commands that are undetectable by the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Assistant. According to a new report from The New York Times, scientific researchers have been able “to secretly activate the artificial intelligence systems […]

Amazon’s Alexa To Be Installed In California Homes As ‘Mandatory Service’

Amazon’s Alexa is to be installed in newly built homes across California, with or without the owners permission, according to controversial new plans. The nation’s largest home builder, Lennar, announced the ‘mandatory’ installation of Alexa units last Wednesday, arguing that the voice-activated digital assistant will make things such as switching a light on or off […]

Medela Offers Breastfeeding Advice through Alexa. Alexa Uses WiFi. No “Safe” Level of Cell Phone or WiFi Radiation Scientifically Determined for Kids or Pregnant Women

April 30, 2018 By B.N. Frank Medela is a breastfeeding supplies company.  Posted on their website: Alexa, Ask Medela About Breastfeeding Medela is expanding its breastfeeding support with a new skill for Amazon Alexa. With the Medela skill, Alexa can answer the most frequently asked questions about breast milk feeding. Just […]

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