• Amazon confirms Echo shared Oregon family's private audio video - CNET

    4 monthes ago - By CNET

    Seattle TV station KIRO interviews a woman who says her Amazon Echo recorded private conversations and sent audio clips to someone on the family's contact list.
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  • Amazon's Alexa recorded private conversation and sent it to random contact

    4 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    The company, which has insisted its Echo devices aren't always recording, has confirmed the audio was sent No matter how suspicious it has seemed that Amazon is encouraging us to put listening devices in every room of our homes, the company has always said that its Echo assistants are not listening in or recording conversations. Over and over again, company spokespeople have promised that they only start recording if someone says the wake word: “Alexa”. It's a spiel Danielle, an Alexa user from Portland, Oregon, had believed. She'd installed Echo devices and smart bulbs in every room in...
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  • Amazon admits Echo eavesdropping as Alexa shares private chat

    Amazon admits Echo eavesdropping as Alexa shares private chat

    4 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    Amazon is investigating how an Echo recorded a conversation and sent that to another person, after one Portland couple claims the smart speaker eavesdropped on their discussion. The incident, which Amazon has described as “an extremely rare occurrence,” is likely to reignite concerns around privacy, the Internet of Things, and increasingly connected devices. The smart speaker owner says that she...
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  • Family claims their Echo sent a private conversation to a random contact

    4 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    A Portland family tells KIRO news that their Echo recorded and then sent a private conversation to someone on its list of contacts without telling them. Amazon called it an “extremely rare occurrence.”
    Portlander Danielle said that she got a call from one of her husband's employees one day telling her to “unplug your Alexa devices right now,” and suggesting she'd been hacked. He said that he had received recordings of the couple talking about hardwood floors, which Danielle confirmed.
    Amazon, when she eventually got hold of the company, had an engineer check the logs, and he apparently...
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  • Amazon Echo recorded conversation and sent it to a random contact, says report

    Amazon Echo recorded conversation and sent it to a random contact, says report

    4 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    A Portland, Oregon woman says her family's various Amazon Echo devices recorded a conversation her home and then sent it to a random person in her husband's contact list. The woman was cited only as Danielle in the KIRO 7 news report, with no last name provided. The individual who received the audio file, an employee of her husband, sent the family an audio file of the chat that he received from the smart speaker. The family has a variety of Alexa-enabled devices in their home for controlling smart home features such as heat, lights and security. Following the incident, the family...
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  • Alexa sent private audio to a random contact, Portland family says - CNET

    4 monthes ago - By CNET

    A family in Washington claims that their Alexa device recorded audio of a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact without warning.
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  • An Amazon Echo sent someone's private conversation to one of their contacts

    An Amazon Echo sent someone's private conversation to one of their contacts

    4 monthes ago - By Android Central

    Time to bust out the tinfoil hats.
    Amazon's Echo gadgets have exploded in popularity over the past couple years, but some folks have been reluctant about the idea of having an always-listening speaker in their home. Thanks to a report out of Seattle, a lot more people might switch to that mindset.
    According to KIRO 7 News , an Echo Dot recorded the private conversation of a husband and wife in Portland, Oregon and sent it to the husband's colleague all the way in Seattle. The colleague then called Danielle and told her to immediately unplug all of her Echo speakers.
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  • Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and sent it to a random contact

    4 monthes ago - By Engadget

    A Portland, Oregon family has claimed that their Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and then sent it to a random person on their contact list. Two weeks ago, the person - an employee of the husband - sent them audio files of their chats that he'd...
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  • Woman claims Alexa sent private recordings to a contact without being told to

    Woman claims Alexa sent private recordings to a contact without being told to

    4 monthes ago - By Digital Trends

    An Oregon couple had an unwelcome surprise when one of the husband's Seattle employees alerted them that their Amazon Alexa sent him voice recordings of their private conversations. Amazon reportedly called it an extremely rare occurrence.
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  • A couple says that Amazon's Alexa recorded a private conversation and randomly sent it to a friend

    A couple says that Amazon's Alexa recorded a private conversation and randomly sent it to a friend

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A Portland, OR, couple claimed that their Alexa devices in their home recorded a private conversation between them and sent it to their friend in Seattle 176 miles away.
    Originally reported by KIRO-TV , the incident occurred about two weeks ago.
    The woman told KIRO-TV that the device had not audibly advised her that it was recording her conversation and sending it out.
    A couple in Portland, OR, claimed that a speaker in their home, powered by the Amazon Alexa smart voice assistant, recorded a private conversation and sent the recording to a friend.
    Originally reported by KIRO-TV ,the...
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  • Not Good: Alexa Records and Shares Woman's Private Conversation

    Not Good: Alexa Records and Shares Woman's Private Conversation

    4 monthes ago - By Tom's Guide

    A Portland woman claims that Amazon's digital assistant recorded and sent their private conversations to a contact. Amazon is looking into it.
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