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Is your Alexa listening?

idonno
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Is your Alexa listening?

I wonder who else is listening? Google, Amazon and Apple staff certainly are according to this news article..  And you thought you were being paranoid every time an ad popped up, not longer after you'd been talking about it.

Sure I'd love to help you out. Now which way did you come in?
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Minivanman
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Courtesy of one paid for by Panasonic because of 'issues' with my television (see 'First Channel 4, and now Channel 5' topic) I have now connected one of those smart sticks so seriously, should I be worried?

Amazing little thing I must say, it even managed to pronounce the 'difficult for some' name of our village when I asked it for the weather forcast. Might try asking Alexa to name that one in north Wales which has 59 characters and 19 syllables.

Could be fun.Smiley

 PS. Channels four and five on demand up and running.

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@idonno wrote:

 And you thought you were being paranoid every time an ad popped up, not longer after you'd been talking about it.


Yeah, that's probably because you were googling it at the time. If you read the full bloomberg report there is no way apple can tie the recordings to an account and amazon say similar.

How people didn't think that would be reviewed is beyond me, it's how the software is improved.

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Minivanman
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John_Hull
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Seriously; my life really isn't that interesting Grin