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An Amazon Echo may have captured audio of a cold-blooded killing in New Hampshire, and prosecutors have won the rights to the recordings, a judge ruled Friday.
But their Amazon Echo was listening and recording their discussion. The device then sent the recording to someone in their contacts — without the couple's knowledge.
Cloud Cam features 1080p full HD resolution video, night vision, two-way audio, a wide viewing angle, and activity clips from the last day synced with the Amazon Cloud Cam app. Of course, the new security camera will work with Alexa devices like the Echo, Echo Show, Echo Spot, Amazon Fire TV, and Fire tablets. You can say, "Alexa, show me the [camera name]" and the assistant will bring up the requested feed from anywhere in your house.
originally posted by: DigginFoTroof
I think people need to have a sticker on their door (all entrances) that say if they are using an Alexa/Echo or some other monitoring device in their home. IDK what the laws are but I know in stores if you are being recorded you must tell people. I think that should extend to homes as well - BUT - the home owner has every right to do so. I would probably stay out of a home with an Alexa/Echo just b/c I boycott these types of things.
Does a person (home owner, renter, hotel room renter, etc) have to tell another person if they are being recorded for either video or audio? I've never heard anything about this but I have heard some people claim that it is in fact illegal and they weren't talking about phone conversations either.
originally posted by: CharlesT
Not quite the same but I'm sure your computer microphone can be manipulated to listen for any sounds near it. I have 3 devices actually where 2 probably have that capability. My phone and an Acer chrome book. I don't have a microphone or camera on my desktop.
Probably no one actually doing it but who really knows if their devices are being accessed. I wouldn't touch an xbox or smart appliance for any reason....
Remember the photograph where bunghole Mark Zukeberg had his laptop camera covered with tape?
This technology really is Satin's creation..