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Alexa and Google Home are a Huge privacy concern - they record everything

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agsragsr 564 PtsPremium MemberTechnology Community Moderator
edited October 9 in Technology

ALEXA AND GOOGLE HOME RECORD WHAT YOU SAY. BUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THAT DATA?

https://www.wired.com/2016/12/alexa-and-google-record-your-voice/

I am okay if someone understands what Alexa and Google Home use your voice data and decides to use the products anyway.  It does provide lots of convinience and is a cool assistant.  However, Most people are clueless how it works and it's irresponsible to give up your privacy and those who visit your home by having bits of conversations throughout the day and night to become a permanent record on amazon and google servers.  

Concerned? Check out 

Google Home And Amazon Echo Quietly Recording Everything You Say. How To Stay Protected?

https://blogs.systweak.com/2017/05/google-home-and-amazon-echo-quietly-recording-everything-you-say-how-to-stay-protected/

Additionally, someone can hack into your amazon echo and turn it into a spy machine. Scary!

The Amazon Echo can be hacked to listen in on everything you say

http://bgr.com/2017/08/02/amazon-echo-hack-record-everything-you-say/

 
  1. Alexa and Google Home Privacy concerns are serious enough not to use it

    4 votes
    1. Agreed - that is a hugh privacy concern
      100.00%
    2. No - I am okay to give up some privacy for convinience - I have nothing to hide
        0.00%
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  • ErfisflatErfisflat 671 PtsPremium Member
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    "Inside the flat a fruity voice was reading out a list of figures which had something to do with the production of pig-iron. The voice came from an oblong metal plaque like a dulled mirror which formed part of the surface of the right-hand wall. Winston turned a switch and the voice sank somewhat, though the words were still distinguishable. The instrument (the telescreen, it was called) could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely."

    "He took his scribbling pad on his knee and pushed back his chair so as to get as far away from the telescreen as possible. To keep your face expressionless was not difficult, and even your breathing could be controlled, with an effort: but you could not control the beating of your heart, and the telescreen was quite delicate enough to pick it up."

    1984
    agsrSilverishGoldNova
    Pseudoscience: noun; a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

    Scientific method: noun; a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

  • agsragsr 564 PtsPremium MemberTechnology Community Moderator
    Premium MemberTechnology Community Moderator
    @Erfisflat, exactly.. alexa is not too far to George Orwell 1984
    ErfisflatSilverishGoldNova
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