Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition Violates Kids' Rights, Civil Rights Groups Say
Twenty-one groups and coalitions filed a complaint with the FTC alleging that Amazon breaks the law and violates kids’ privacy rights with the Echo Dot Kids Edition.
Big Tech Lobbying Gutted a Bill That Would Ban Recording You Without Consent
The Illinois Keep Internet Devices Safe Act would have empowered average people to sue big companies for recording them without consent, but industry association lobbying defanged it.
Amazon Sent 1,700 Alexa Recordings to the Wrong Person
Home assistants are continuously recording and constantly uploading details of your everyday life, and sometimes, these recordings can end up in the wrong hands.
CYBER Podcast: The Security Advice You Should Give Your Friends and Family This Holiday
On this week’s episode of CYBER, Motherboard talks about the best security advice for friends and family this holiday, as well as those shiny new devices from the internet of things, including Amazon Echo and Google Home.
People Who Buy Smart Speakers Have Given Up on Privacy, Researchers Find
Smart speakers raise a number of privacy questions, which owners are choosing to just shrug off.
'Your New Best Friend, Jeff Bezos,' Today's Comic by Stephen Maurice Graham
Get a tour of Amazon from none other than Jeff Bezos.
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With Echo in Hotel Rooms, Amazon Can Now Track Your Travel Habits
Amazon (and hotels) now have the option to collect new forms of data from people.
'Alexa,' Today's Comic by Bridget Meyne
Don't mess with Alexa or she'll mess with you.
How the Clapper Came to Define Modern Home Automation
The Clapper was in the same category—and owned by the same guy—as the Chia Pet. Nonetheless, the somewhat primitive device introduced millions of people to the idea of simple home automation. Would we have Alexa without it?
Attack Targets Automatic Speech Recognition Systems
Research demonstrates the possibility of using slight distortions to trick speech recognition neural nets into hearing spoofed messages.
Alexa Can Now Keep Track of How Much Booze You Drink
Can you handle the truth?
This Amazon Alexa Accessory Is Unfortunately Named ‘DOX’
The ironic name choice underscores the fact that people are already concerned smart speakers are listening to their conversations.