Alexa is Always Listening...Maybe...


We've all heard the conspiracy that your Amazon Alexa is ALWAYS listening to you...but now it may have been totally debunked in a terrible way.

The online shopping giant is working on "sniffer algorithms" in an effort to further customize advertising targeting, by having their Echo devices listen full time, rather just after using the wake word.

Amazon insists that they do not use customer's voices for advertising, but says "like many companies, we file a number of forward-looking patent applications that explore the full possibilities of new technology." 

No word yet on when you'll have a permanent eavesdropper in your home, but let me just say this is why I keep mine unplugged and in a drawer!


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