Amazon 'sniffer' patent could listen in on your Echo chats and target your 'likes'

Would you let your smart speaker listen in on a wider range of your conversations, if it meant it could better offer you recommendations?

That's the premise of a newly-uncovered Amazon patent, which details ways speakers like its Amazon Echo range could listen for trigger terms to record things that its users liked or hated.

While Echo speakers currently wait for the trigger word "Alexa" before listening to and establishing what a user wants through follow-on voice commands, the patent...

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