Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa
Did you hear about this? In the frame of improving the Alexa digital assistant, Amazon listens to voice recordings captured in Echo owners’ homes and offices. Audio is then transcribed with the purpose of fed the software and eliminate gaps between human speech and Alexa understanding, What about privacy and security then?
Paolo Beffagnotti If you want privacy and security don't use Alexa or Siri. They tell their bosses everything!
I read this as well. In the beginning I was very concerned.
I then remember when a while back I saw at a Google lobby (if I'm not mistaken) a screen showing search strings that the search engine had received in the past few milliseconds.
For some reason, the Alexa version is more creepy because it has our voice. But the Google version is potentially more dense in information.
Regardless, I felt much less concerned with the Google screen....
What about you?
Should surprise no one. And don’t believe that the only purpose is to make the product better. Interesting homeland security court case in the making when they ask for the transcripts.
22 months ago
Not surprised at all. What else you expect ? Privacy and public internet can not exist together in reality, The ecosystem we have created around them with mobile phones and smart devices, everything can be tracked, listened, monitored and tracked. Even this is ok, problem comes when they start manipulating you with all your data.