At Amazon’s mammoth fulfillment center in Robbinsville, execs demoed Alexa for the media.
Alexa lives in the cloud and according to the company’s YouTube ad, it’s always listening via the Echo Dot smart speaker.
“Can it hear me right now? Nope. It only hears you when you use the wake word we chose — Alexa!”
“You know, Amazon’s effort to frustrate that will almost certainly go down in flames and will not be successful,” said attorney Scott Christie.
Christie says once Alexa’s activated, it records and stores information in the cloud until the owner deletes it — including possible clues a judge might consider quite relevant in a criminal investigation.
“Big Brother is watching and law enforcement is very creative and if they believe there is information out there that might be helpful that is being stored, it’s not too challenging to get a search warrant to get access to it,” he said.
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