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Engadget report on Alexa
« on: July 12, 2017, 09:14:30 pm »

Engadget is today reporting that Amazon is considering giving Alexa developers access to private transcript data of what you say to your Alexa devices.


Hmmm.




https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/12/amazon-developers-private-alexa-transcripts/
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    Re: Engadget report on Alexa
    « Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 09:46:56 pm »
    Will be interesting to see how this develops. I would expect quite a bit of pushback from Alexa-device users.
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    Re: Engadget report on Alexa
    « Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 06:54:56 am »
    Doesn't worry me much.  In Amazon's very early days there was BIG concern by public about Amazon keeping records of purchases.  Horrors!  :o  Grocery store here was already doing that with the rewards card.  It's nice to be able to look up your purchases from "the beginning of time".  ;)
     
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    Re: Engadget report on Alexa
    « Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 07:31:36 am »
    I'm not that worried about Amazon, I'm concerned that just anybody can get to be a developer and then have access to everyone's data. What's to keep the bad guys from doing this?


    And it's not just asking Alexa what time it is, it's access to those intercom talks and conversations via the Show that are worrying. Are those included? I hope not, but we don't know.


    If it happens, of course.

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    Re: Engadget report on Alexa
    « Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 05:18:59 pm »
    yeah I just bought 3 echos to use as intercoms on each level of the house, don't want that shared with everyone

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    Re: Engadget report on Alexa
    « Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 05:33:46 pm »
    I'm not that worried about Amazon, I'm concerned that just anybody can get to be a developer and then have access to everyone's data. What's to keep the bad guys from doing this?

    Yep
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    Re: Engadget report on Alexa
    « Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 03:27:34 pm »
    In my opinion it should be a matter of giving Alexa users the choice whether or not they consent to having such information disclosed to developers (aka total strangers) or not. Then there would be no uproar or cause for concern regarding privacy. These days though it seems privacy in this digital age we live in is a thing of the past.

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