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Amazon's Alexa keeps recordings of your voice - here's how to delete them

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Amazon 's Alexa -powered smart speakers record all of their conversations with humans.
The devices store transcripts and audio files of the interactions on the Alexa app.
The files can be deleted with a few simple steps.
Amazon 's Alexa-powered smart speakers have come under scrutiny after one of the devices recorded an Oregon couple's conversation and sent it to someone on their contact list.
The incident happened because the smart speaker had misinterpreted the couple's remarks as a command to record and send their conversation, Amazon later said. See the rest of the story at Business...
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How to prevent Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices from accidentally sending private conversations to your contacts

How to prevent Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices from accidentally sending private conversations to your contacts

5 monthes ago   |   By

Elaine Thompson/AP An Amazon Echo device recorded a private conversation between a Portland, Oregon couple recently, and sent the conversation to one of the couple's contacts, according to Washington state news radio station KIRO7.
That's actually a feature in Amazon's smart artificial intelligent assistant, Alexa, which lives inside Amazon Echo devices and several other smart speaker devices. You can call and send messages to your contacts who also have devices powered by Amazon's Alexa.
The problem in this case is that the Portland couple never meant to send their conversation to their...
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Amazon's Alexa keeps recordings of your voice - here's how to listen to them

Amazon's Alexa keeps recordings of your voice - here's how to listen to them

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Amazon
Amazon's Alexa records more of what you say than you might realize.
The recording begins when the speaker is activated with the " wake " word.
To stop the device from listening, you can mute the microphone. In doing so, you'll also be unable to send it commands.
Amazon 's Alexa isn't only listening to everything you say - it's absorbing it.
While Alexa makes certain tasks easier by following voice commands, it is learning more about you than you might expect, and it's terrifying some customers. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Papa John's sold eight pounds of...
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