Released: May 25, 2018
Hey Alexa, come clean about how much you’re really recording us
Source: Geoffrey Fowler, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
We’re learning an important lesson about cutting-edge voice technology: Amazon’s Alexa is always listening. So are Google’s Assistant and Apple’s Siri.
These devices are always “awake,” passively listening for the command to activate, such as “Alexa,” “O.K. Google,” or “Hey Siri.” The problem is they’re far from perfect about responding only when we want them to.
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