Your smart speaker records you more often than you think

And there’s no way for you to know when it will start

Your smart speaker records you more often than you think
By | Posted April 20, 2018
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About a year ago, my sister and I sat on her couch, catching up. We talked about my nephew, our weekend plans, hummus recipes. She said something like, “I usually mix cilantro into my chickpeas, but some people think it tastes like soap.”

Across the living room, the top of a black cylinder on the TV stand lit up with a glowing blue band. “Kitties are pretty, and so are their purrs and meows,” the Amazon Echo announced.

We stared at the device for a moment, startled, before hunching over in laughter.

It was just a small reminder of something we knew, but had forgotten: Alexa was always listening.

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