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Old 05-06-2019, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Alexa might be recording your conversations

It looks like IF you happen to trigger the wake word for Alexa, it will start recording all that you say and store it to help improve how it works, or so they say. But there is also a way you can check your archive to see what's in there.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/techn...=.a39ed59c16ad

   
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:15 AM   #2
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>> It looks like IF you happen to trigger the wake word for Alexa

But of course it's *always* listening for the trigger word. They say it only records a few seconds worth at a time and tosses anything that doesn't include the trigger word. They say.

And if you have a parrot, beware of Alexa. They're in cahoots.

   
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Then there is conflicting information. And I realize reporters can lie, or get things wrong. But the article states that Google confirmed it stores speech to help improve the product. Also that there is a website you can to do to hear what is stored. Without my verifying whether that is true or not, I'm on the fence.

   
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andrew: Google confirmed it stores speech to help improve the product.
But...that doesn't mean that is the only thing it's used for.



Additionally, why not ask permission first?



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But...that doesn't mean that is the only thing it's used for.
I know. I only mentioned that to confirm that Google admitted they were saving things. At least, according to the article.

   
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andrew: I know.
I figured you did and I wanted to go on record as being clever too...'-}}



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andrew: it will start recording all that you say and store it to help improve how it works,
Unless one has a disability where voice activation and voice response is an aid to one's life, why would anyone allow this sort of crap in their house?


I mean, really?!



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Unless one has a disability where voice activation and voice response is an aid to one's life, why would anyone allow this sort of crap in their house?


I mean, really?!



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Terrie
A rhetorical question if ever there was one.

Otherwise, your asking that of me in expectation of my defending these things is about as rational as ... as ... as my asking you the same question in the same expectation.

Vaguely related, maybe? Do you read Frazz (the comic strip)? For the past couple of days, he's been riffing on (allegedly) Einstein's "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Starts here:
https://www.gocomics.com/frazz/2019/05/06

   
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