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2019-04-18 10:11:06
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Amazon employees spy on us through Alexa

For privacy's sake

Amazon treats our privacy the same way as Facebook, or rather like almost three-quarters of Silicon Valley. This is the disturbing picture that emerges from a Bloomberg article last week. Essentially Amazon employees would listen to or even transcribe the conversations recorded by Alexa even without the consent of the users, with the excuse of improving voice recognition.

There is talk of 1000 audio clips a day passing through the hands of an average employee, with 9-hour work shifts. The employees, interviewed by the well-known newspaper, would have revealed that Alexa's spying is protected by company secrets and various NDAs. All users are involved, even those who choose not to participate in the speech recognition improvement program.

What's new? Not at all. We know well how companies of the caliber of Google and Facebook are trying in every way to get over our data, whether we want it or not. The security scandals involving them are becoming increasingly frequent and perhaps the consumer is calling us.

Maybe we're starting to normalize certain types of behavior, to legitimize the invasion of privacy by computer giants . For what, then? To save 1 or 2 seconds with a voice command and the desire to always be online. Is it really worth it? And how far can these multinationals go before they run into serious trouble with the law?

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