Wiretapping Alexa

According to an article in
Wired magazine, it is becoming commonplace for law enforcement to "wiretap" your smart speaker by asking Amazon or Google for transcripts and timestamps of recorded activity. Police have to file a search warrant or subpoena to do so, but users of such devices may not be aware that what the tech companies are recording and storing could be used by law enforcement.

As awareness of the side effects of these devices becomes more widespread, I think that there will be increased demand for "smart" speakers that do not upload activities to a third party.

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