Amazon Echo Privacy Concerns

Some users have expressed concerns about in-home privacy, and how the Echo does listen in on conversations (it has to, in order to respond as soon as it hears ‘Alexa’). For the super-paranoid, there’s speculation the device could in theory identify who is present in the home based on audible cues such as footsteps or radio/tv programs that are on.

Amazon has responded publicly to concerns stating that Echo only streams recordings from the home when the device hears the wake-up word. Continue reading