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MtnGoat
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PostMon May 06, 2019 11:22 am 
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Alexa has been eavesdropping on you this whole time

Duh, anyone who thinks it doesn't or cannot is not making informed purchasing choices. The device *must* be listening at all times in order to hear it's wake word in the first place.

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PostMon May 06, 2019 2:19 pm 
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MtnGoat wrote:
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PostMon May 06, 2019 7:34 pm 
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Well, I would never buy one of those devices.  No sir, only cell phones, tablets, smart watches, fitness trackers, and search engines integrated with email and mapping services for me.
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The amount of "surprise" that accompanies various electronic privacy media stories amuses me.   The NSA has been monitoring various forms of electronic communication almost from it's inception.  Why do you think the USA has had laws restricting cryptographic equipment for export that so closely track what can be decrypted at reasonable speed by specialized equipment?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/56-bit_encryption

My grandson's other set of grandparents have Alexa in their Mcmansion,  he thought it was great fun a couple years ago to shout out "Alexa what's 1 plus 2?"  Or so I'm told.
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