Amazon Admits They Are Spying on You Via Alexa

That’s not creepy at all. And of course it is covered in the product agreement that everyone reads before opening the package. When you speak to Alexa, Amazon workers may be listening.

Did you honestly think they weren’t going to spy on you? Silly Rabbit, Privacy is a 20th Century concept.

Millions more are reluctant to invite the devices and their powerful microphones into their homes out of concern that someone might be listening.

Sometimes, someone is.

Amazon.com employs thousands of people around the world to help improve the Alexa digital assistant powering its line of Echo speakers. The team listens to voice recordings captured in Echo owners’ homes and offices. The recordings are transcribed, annotated and then fed back into the software as part of an effort to eliminate gaps in Alexa’s understanding of human speech and help it better respond to commands.

Privacy? We don’t need no stinkin’ privacy.