Alexa Recorded a Couple’s Private Conversation and Sent It to a Contact

Uneasy smart-home inhabitants have long wondered whether their obliging devices are quietly eavesdropping on their private conversations. After all, if your smart speaker is listening for its wake word, doesn’t that mean it’s always listening? Now people’s paranoia appears to have been confirmed—and then some—with Seattle local news station KIRO 7 reporting that a Portland family’s Echo recorded their private conversation and then sent it, as an audio file, to someone in their...


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