All you Have to do is Ask: Alexa Delete’s What you Said Today

All you Have to do is Ask: Alexa Delete’s What you Said Today

You can actually tell Alexa “Alexa, delete what I said today” and everything from that day will be erased. Are you paranoid that Alexa is always listening?

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Amazon’s Alexa has joined Apple’s Siri in the cloud, as the voice service can delete what you said today – all you have to do is ask.

The new Echo Show 5 was recently unveiled, and the company announced its new privacy features that will be applied to all Alexa devices, which includes the ability to ask Alexa to delete the recordings of your voice when summoned for a task for that specific day. Amazon hopes that in the future, Alexa will be able to delete what the client just said.

The new feature, however, is receiving backlash, as many are concerned with the privacy of Amazon sending the sound of your voice to its “secure cloud” server. Still, the privacy aspect seems to continue to provide consumers with questions, as Amazon hasn’t said anything about the possibility of deleting the entire history of voice recordings on Alexa, leaving clients having to still manually delete individual recordings through the settings.

Furthermore, USA Today reports, “Consumer and privacy advocates recently filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Amazon was illegally collecting voice recording transcripts and personal information via the youth-oriented Echo Dot Kids Edition version of its Alexa smart speaker. Amazon said at the time that the speaker is compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, known as COPPA.”

Consumers were informed by Bloomberg that Amazon keeps voice recording clips, to better help the speaker comply with commands. Amazon was quick to reply, “We only annotate an extremely small sample of Alexa voice recordings in order (to) improve the customer experience.” CNET also notes that Amazon keeps text logs even after you delete them.

The new speaker will start at $89.99 and will offer the option of having the camera shutter off as you converse with Alexa.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

You can actually tell Alexa “Alexa, delete what I said today” and everything from that day will be erased. Are you paranoid that Alexa is always listening?

Totals
59% Ya, kinda
41% No, knew it
Males
55% Ya, kinda
45% No, knew it
Females
75% Ya, kinda
25% No, knew it

Ya, kinda

No, knew it


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