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Amazon Alexa recorded family’s private conversation, then sent it to someone else in their contacts

Amazon confirmed the odd incidence took place but said Alexa mistook the conversation as commands and dismissed it as an instance of Alexa spying on users.

Edited by: India TV Tech Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: May 25, 2018 14:19 IST ]
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Amazon's digital assistant Alexa has reportedly recorded the conversation of a family in Portland, Oregon and sent it to a random person in the contact list. This has been done without the command of the family. A local news station in Portland, Kiro 7 reported that a woman received a call two weeks ago from her husband’s employee, who asked them to unplug their Alexa devices.

It seems that Amazon's digital assistant Alexa has yet again goofed up in the age of digital.

Amazon confirmed the odd incidence took place but said Alexa mistook the conversation as commands and dismissed it as an instance of Alexa spying on users.

Voice-controlled speakers can get tricky and this incidence is an example of this. Amazon said that the Echo device woke up due to a word in the background conversation and picked up words from that to send a message to the husband's employee.

In March, Alexa was caught in a laughing controversy when it happened to pick words from background conversation and seemed to start laughing without being prompted to wake.

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