Amazon Alexa Records Family’s Private Conversation And Sends It To Random Contact

By Admin on May 24, 2018
Amazon Alexa Device (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
(Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

If you’re like me, you assume all technology is always listening to you. But it actually looks like it is! In Portland, Oregon, a family recently had a pretty invasive experience involving Amazon Alexa.

They have their home wired to the device to control lighting, heating, etc. A few weeks ago, the wife got a call from her husband’s co-worker urging her to unplug the device.

Apparently Alexa recorded a conversation that took place in the house. Then the device sent it to said co-worker.

“I felt invaded,” the woman told KIRO. “A total privacy invasion. Immediately I said, ‘I’m never plugging that device in again, because I can’t trust it.'”

An Amazon engineer confirmed the account, but he didn’t offer any specifics. Also, the company refused to give the family a refund for Alexa.

What do you think. Is this a one-off experience, or are our devices always listening to us? Clearly I am on the side of ALWAYS. So this just adds to my theory.

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