Amazon Admits it Keeps Alexa Voice Recordings Indefinitely
Why anyone in their right mind would have one of these is beyond me. You’re giving away all of your expectations of privacy when you use one of these devices. You’re making things far too easy for the beast system if you have one of these in your home! The story from geek.com is below.
Amazon last week confirmed that it keeps transcripts of interactions with Alexa, even after users have deleted the voice recordings.
Based on reports that Amazon retains text records of what users ask Alexa, Sen. Chris Coons in May sent a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, demanding answers.
The Democrat from Delaware asked Amazon to provide answers on how long it stores transcripts, whether users can delete them, why it collects them and how they are used, and whether the company anonymizes customer identity.
“While I am encouraged that Amazon allows users to delete audio recordings linked to their accounts,” Coons, a member of the judiciary committee, wrote in his letter, “I am very concerned by reports that suggest that text transcriptions of these audio records are preserved indefinitely on Amazon’s servers, and users are not given the option to delete these text transcripts.”
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