Alexa recordings for murder investigations.
Just remember, this is not just about Alexa or Amazon. It’s also about Google and Apple – any company with a digital assistant. And, this same strategy also applies to a number of IoT devices such as smart doorbells.
“We’ve been conditioned to the [assumption] that these machines are just doing magic machine learning. But the fact is there is still manual processing involved,” pointed out Florian Schaub, a University of Michigan professor focused on privacy issues.
By the way – if you are not comfortable with Amazon employees listen to some of your private conversations, you can always turn the feature off and of course also delete the history. Just go to the Alexa privacy settings. Once there you can review and delete the voice history, manage your smart home device history, your skill permissions, and last but not least also turn the “improve Alexa feature” off.