Amazon Listening to You With Alexa

Do ya really want one of these devices in your home?……. Not me!

“We take the security and privacy of our customers’ personal information seriously…………..We only annotate an extremely small sample of Alexa voice recordings in order [to] improve the customer experience. For example, this information helps us train our speech recognition and natural language understanding systems, so Alexa can better understand your requests, and ensure the service works well for everyone.”

“We have strict technical and operational safeguards, and have a zero tolerance policy for the abuse of our system. Employees do not have direct access to information that can identify the person or account as part of this workflow. All information is treated with high confidentiality and we use multi-factor authentication to restrict access, service encryption and audits of our control environment to protect it.”

Amazon Spokesman

This still doesn’t guarantee a rouge employee at Amazon won’t use any of the gathered information for nefarious means.

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Calamity Jane