Alexa

AI

Researchers Created AI That Hides Your Emotions From Other AI

As smart speaker makers such as Amazon improve emotion-detecting AI, researchers are coming up with ways to protect our privacy.
Samantha Cole
5 hours ago
amazon

Your Amazon Alexa Might Have Been Made by Overworked Chinese Schoolchildren

A new report says many employees at one Foxconn factory are children who are forced to work long hours when large orders come in.
David Gilbert
8.9.19
amazon

Amazon Wants to Help You Buy an Amazon House Filled With Amazon Smart Devices

Turnkey, a collaboration between Amazon and several real estate companies, involves giving people up to $5,000 in Amazon credits and discounts on Amazon smart products if customers buy a house.
Caroline Haskins
7.24.19
amazon

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.
Caroline Haskins
5.9.19
big tech

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.
Rob Dozier
4.12.19
Alexa

Amazon's Alexa told someone to “kill your foster parents”

And that's not the only Alexa weirdness recently.
Emma Ockerman
12.21.18
amazon

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.
Caroline Haskins
12.20.18
CYBER

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.
Motherboard Staff
12.17.18
tech

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.26.18
Comics!

'Your New Best Friend, Jeff Bezos,' Today's Comic by Stephen Maurice Graham

Get a tour of Amazon from none other than Jeff Bezos.
Stephen Maurice Graham
10.8.18
anthropunk

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.
S.A. Applin
6.21.18
Facebook

Reddit just overtook Facebook as the third most popular website in the U.S.

Google and YouTube take the top spots.
David Gilbert
5.31.18
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