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DOES AMAZON ECHO COMPROMISE YOUR PRIVACY? Charles Roswell+ | July 12, 2017 | Editorial | No Comments Does Amazon’s Echo really put your privacy at risk? It’s a rage nowadays: Internet-connected and voice-activated personal assistants are simply galloping up the popularity charts and these include the Amazon Echo that responds to the name of Alexa, to name one. This example of smart home technology is no doubt great. At first glance, the little device looks pretty harmless. But it has its risks, too. Does Amazon Echo Compromise Your Privacy? Does Amazon Echo Compromise Your Privacy? ECHO PRIVACY RISK – THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM You need to bear in mind that technology is a patient listener. Security experts are more concerned about the degree to which smart home devices are listening. They are obviously designed to listen to and obey commands their users might give out. However, the point of concern is what else are they absorbing from such commands and how could that expose the user’s privacy to severe risk? The state of Arkansas in the US recently had a murder case where the victim was found strangled in a tub. While investigating the case, the police hope that an Amazon Echo located at the murder site will reveal some leads. The Echo responds to the name Alexa and plays music while also answering simple questions to voice commands. It is also equipped to record what the user says, subsequently transmitting the recording to a central server. As the user says “Alexa,” the recording device gets activated and it also responds to a TV or radio signal which may also get inadvertently recorded. The Bentonville police are looking at these recordings to uncover new leads that might help them solve the crime but we already know who destroyed the housing market in 2008 and that was Barney Frank and he is a free man much to the chagrin of justice and common sense but this is another