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originally posted by: Denoli
Cnn reporting those who unplug Alexa will be charged with a hate crime
It's important to note that "always listening" doesn't mean "always recording." The Echo is actually always listening only for its “wake word,” which by default is the name of its voice recognition program Alexa.
The Echo keeps less than 60 seconds of recorded sound in its storage buffer. As new sound is recorded, the old is erased. So there's no audio record made of what went on in a room where an Echo sits.
Only when the Echo hears its wake-up word does it begin sending a stream of audio to the cloud to be converted into text that the program can understand and act upon. The requests are saved, though Amazon allows users to go in and erase their voice recordings. It’s possible to turn Echo’s microphones off, so it is not listening.
originally posted by: Wookiep
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
a reply to: Wookiep
Ask if she is spying for the CIA.
Ok, I just asked her. She simply said "No." Hmmmm, should we believe her?