Who's reading/listening to/watching whom? Chronicles, #3 -
- Here's the article that inspired me to write this post:
- Here's another take on Alexa's intrusion on privacy:
(by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Published Saturday 21 November 2015 07.07 EST; The Guardian)
We had Rory Carroll invite ‘Alexa’ aka the Echo into his home. There was helpful cooking assistance, endless facts and figures, an amusing misunderstanding – and concerns over what exactly Amazon does with all that interaction data
- The privacy concerns posed by Alexa apply equally to Google Home
Here's the creepy part, Amazon and Google keep an audio recording of each and every voice command you've issued to Alexa or Home in their respective servers.
Why so? Amazon claims that it keeps the recordings to improve and enhance your user experience. The Echo uses these recordings to fine tune its comprehension by creating your unique voice profile.
Google uses the voice data to make their services "faster, smarter, and more useful". This information is also used to provide a more personalized experience across all Google services.