More FBI Spying. The FBI Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny Wiretapping The Amazon Echo. Are you surprised? Then you haven’t been paying attention.
In many ways the Echo is a law enforcement dream. Imagine if you could go back in time and tell police that one day people would willingly put microphones in their own homes that, with a little hacking, could be heard from anywhere in the world 24/7.
And it isn’t clear that warrants are being obtained. Fourth Amendment? What is that?
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(The history of FBI hacking – which goes back farther than you may think – can be found at this link.)