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Many consumers have voiced concerns over privacy and the potential for unwanted eavesdropping with digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, or the Google Assistant. It turns out, that for one Amazon Alexa user in Germany – and let’s be honest, likely many more – those concerns are completely justified. According to story revealed by c’t (a Heise publication out of Germany), 1,700 unwanted audio recordings, search history, and an array of other telemetry stored by Alexa, were sent to another, unrelated Amazon customer that had requested a copy of his personal data citing the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) act. When... Read more...
Windows 10 PC users who like the idea of an Amazon Alexa device, but don't want another gadget sitting on their desks have a new option that will let them turn their Windows 10 desktop, laptop or other device into an Alexa smart speaker, thanks to the recently launched Alexa app for Windows 10 PCs. The Windows 10 PC app doesn't support all of the functionality that you might be used to with an Alexa smart speaker or smartphone. More specifically, the Alexa app only supports voice interaction on Android and iOS devices. No support for voice interaction means that you won't be able to say "Hey, Alexa" and get your PC to listen to your voice commands from across the room as you do on an... Read more...