By marketing them as "cool" tech toys that supposedly make life easier and more convenient, Amazon has really pulled a fast one on the public with its Alexa ploy – and especially those stupid enough to actually pay money for one of these things, which basically allows Jeff Bezos and his brigade of digital peephole perverts to spy on them 24/7.
Not at all surprising is the fact that almost none of what Amazon has long been claiming about Alexa's "privacy" protections is actually true. For one, the thing has to always be listening in order to pick up the "wake word," which is "Alexa" – meaning it hears everything that people say, otherwise it wouldn't even be able to pick up the wake word.
Alexa is also constantly recording and storing away people's conversations, as has now been admitted by the company. And while it's possible to delete these recordings, Amazon has apparently made it exceptionally difficult and inconvenient to do so, as an obvious deterrent to users who might actually try to maintain some semblance of privacy.
"You can manually delete past recordings if you know exactly where to look and remember to keep going back," one report explains. "You cannot actually stop Amazon from making these recordings, aside from muting the Echo’s microphone (defeating its main purpose) or unplugging the darn thing."
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Besides listening in on every conversation and relaying these conversations back to the Amazon mothership, Alexa also tracks the location data of users, which then gets handed off to Amazon's "Alexa team" for transcription, annotation, and analysis.
For a while, Amazon denied that such a capability even existed in Alexa spy devices. Now that we know it does exist, Amazon is changing its tune and claiming that the technology is "limited" in that it doesn't offer "direct access to information that can identify the person or account."
Even the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post recently admitted that Amazon is engaging in not-so-savory data collection and spying practices as part of its ongoing program to train artificial intelligence (AI) robots to perform various tasks, which include marketing more Amazon products to credulous customers.
In truth, Amazon is nothing but a deep state asset that routinely flouts Constitutional law in its quest to make Jeff Bezos even richer than he already is, as well as to obliterate all of its competitors and establish a global, digital monopoly over pretty much everything.
"So, if the device is listening to us all the time, making recordings, archiving that information, and the Amazon employees have access to the location of the device – how is this different than bugging someone?" asks K. Walker for Clash Daily. "Spoiler alert: it isn't."
"We are literally paying companies to bug our homes and sell our data to other companies to target us with advertising ... [y]ou have zero privacy with these 'smart' devices," she adds.
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