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Amazon confirms it keeps your Alexa recordings basically forever
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Quote:If you (like so many of us) hate listening to recordings of your own voice, you may be in for an unpleasant future, as Amazon has confirmed it hangs on to every conversation you've ever had with an Alexa-enabled device until or unless you specifically delete them.

That confirmation comes as a response to a list of questions Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) sent to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in May expressing "concerns" about how Amazon uses and retains customers' Alexa voice assistant data.

Amazon's response to Coons, as first reported by CNET, confirms that the company keeps your data as long as it wants unless you deliberately specify otherwise.

"We retain customers' voice recordings and transcripts until the customer chooses to delete them," Amazon said—but even then there are exceptions.

more https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019...y-forever/

why so paranoid? Troll2
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Gee...
Where can I buy one of those things?
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(07-07-2019, 12:33 PM)cutecumber Wrote:
Quote:If you (like so many of us) hate listening to recordings of your own voice, you may be in for an unpleasant future, as Amazon has confirmed it hangs on to every conversation you've ever had with an Alexa-enabled device until or unless you specifically delete them.

That confirmation comes as a response to a list of questions Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) sent to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in May expressing "concerns" about how Amazon uses and retains customers' Alexa voice assistant data.

Amazon's response to Coons, as first reported by CNET, confirms that the company keeps your data as long as it wants unless you deliberately specify otherwise.

"We retain customers' voice recordings and transcripts until the customer chooses to delete them," Amazon said—but even then there are exceptions.

more https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019...y-forever/

why so paranoid?  Troll2

I don't view wanting my privacy as being paranoid, I have nothing to hide, BUT MY CHOICE is that i don't want ANYONE or MACHINE to monitor what I am doing, but to add to this, have YOU ever heard of predictive crime behavior? well they ARE seriously studying it and this cached info. could actually be used to incriminate you when you have done nothing wrong and it COULD be used to predict your credit ratings as well.
NOPE I have nothing to hide, (except war activities) but I will NEVER sit back and be monitored by some Tom-Dick and Harry, and IF you think it is OK, then you are already gone down the sheeple hole. sorry but that is the way it is.
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