Amazon reportedly has thousands of people listening to snippets of Alexa conversations

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by ronjor, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    70,374
    Location:
    Texas
    Eugene Kim 10 Apr 2019
     
  2. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    4,473
    Location:
    USA still the best. But getting worse!
    I can't be the only one when privacy, mining, spying against the public is reported or mentioned.

    Thinking of course, the lie is that there's any privacy.
     
  3. kls490

    kls490 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Posts:
    49
    Location:
    Mid Atlantic Region (USA)
    +1 zapjb!

    (Shown below is the caption from beneath the photo at the link provided by Ron)


    "...David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing for LG Electronics USA, left, and Michael George, vice president of Alexa, Echo, and Appstore at Amazon.com Inc., speak about the Amazon Alexa partnership with the LG InstaView Door-In-Door smart refrigerator..."

    An interesting "partnership"......considering that in 2013, LG televisions were reportedly spying on consumers. :eek:
    Looks like a case of "spy meets spy", IMHO, huh??

    With thousands of employees at both Amazon and LG Electronics, why not just eavesdrop on all of their conversations in-house instead? :p:argh:
     
  4. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Posts:
    61
    Location:
    Outer space
    They just want to know you better and be friends with you and provide you "Improved experience". Move along, no harm here, all good intentions. :rolleyes::D
     
  5. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Posts:
    4,473
    Location:
    USA still the best. But getting worse!
    They say:
    We take your privacy and security seriously.

    What they mean is:
    We take your privacy and security, seriously.

    They're purposely leaving out the comma.
     
  6. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Posts:
    61
    Location:
    Outer space
    Reminds me of a certain post here a while ago. Ofcourse they take your privacy seriously since they make money by selling it. :D
     
  7. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Posts:
    11,446
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    LOL, good point. This really doesn't come as a surprise to me, can't believe that people are buying these devices.
     
  8. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Posts:
    4,968
    Location:
    USA
    LOL. Good one. Also correct, unfortunately. I don't know if nobody believes it or nobody cares.
     
  9. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Posts:
    2,310
    Location:
    Here, There and Everywhere
    Amazon is doing everything they can to get Alexa into your home. They are putting Alexa in apps that you only know about if you read the fine print and opt out. It's the next big privacy scandal, as if it isn't big enough already. If some of you look to just a few things to take a stand about - this is one of those things.
     
  10. BriggsAndStratton

    BriggsAndStratton Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2018
    Posts:
    51
    Location:
    A Galaxy Far Far Away.
    There is still some privacy left. Those proclaiming today that we have no privacy, are those who are totally against privacy themselves. They are generally big brother and for a surveillance a state. I salute Edward Snowden. You should not listen to these scoundrels, and fight to sustain your privacy. support eff.
     
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.