26 May Amazon’s Alexa Caught Recording and Sending Private Conversations
An Oregon couple reported this week that their Amazon Alexa device had recorded their conversation and sent it to a random person in their contact list to their surprise.
According to reports by the local media, the recipient told the couple to immediately unplug their device. Amazon explained that the only way the situation would have happened is if Alexa had been prompted by voice commands, and even then, Alexa would ask out loud for a confirmation. However, the couple said that they heard no such audible warning from the device.