Experts Say Keep Amazon’s Alexa Away From Your Kids

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  1. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    https://theintercept.com/2018/05/11/experts-say-keep-amazons-alexa-away-from-your-kids/
     
  2. RockLobster

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    "Get them started when they're too young to question anything.."

    I think that applies to a lot more than just Amazon's Alexia.
     
  3. zapjb

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    A 12-step program for pulling down your pants in public, I mean using smart phones for everything is needed.
     
  4. mood

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    Lawmakers want to know how Amazon protects Echo Dot Kids users
    They asked Amazon if it collects kids' data and if third parties can access the info.
    May 12, 2018

    https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/12/amazon-echo-dot-kids-privacy-concerns/
     
  5. Minimalist

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    Woman says Alexa recorded and shared the private conversation she was having with her husband
    https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/05/25/amazon-alexa-accused/
     
  6. EASTER

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    Isn't this about the same statement that we read and see all of the time from most every company/industry in such tech industry?

    They say they take it seriously but then down the road always crops up another new (un)reported slip or slide where data escapes out to wherever and whoever doesn't exactly have permission to gather the signals and assured privacy goes straight out the window.
     
  7. Minimalist

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    Yes, they also always say "We take your security seriously" right after each security incident. It's a PR statement that means nothing.
     
  8. hawki

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  9. mirimir

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    Alexa is rather like a god ;)

    But back in the day, didn't infants do the same with Mr Roberts or whatever?
     
  10. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Idiots.
     
  11. mood

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    Amazon Alexa: is it friends with your kids?
    July 16, 2018
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44847184
     
  12. Umbra

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    I prefer my kids talking to Alexa that some imaginary friend LOL
     
  13. mirimir

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    Yeah, but imaginary friends don't retain records to be used in future for marketing, and Dog knows what else!
     
  14. Rainwalker

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    Idiots yes, but like most things now something is deeply wrong or maybe things are like they have always been. Only now we have the tools to hold it all out there.
     
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