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Alexa is listening to what you say – and might share that with developers

When you’re not actively using Alexa, be sure to mute. Privacy issues within the home join those of ‘anonymized’ data from the outside world …

The upshot: with 10 known transactions – easy enough to rack up if you grab coffee from the same shop every morning, park at the same lot every day and pick up your newspaper from the same newstand – the researchers found they had a better than 80% chance of identifying you.At any rate, at this point, Amazon’s smart assistant only records what’s said to it after it’s triggered by someone saying “Alexa” (or one of the other trigger words you can choose for the device).But it’s certainly possible that the

Source: Alexa is listening to what you say – and might share that with developers – Naked Security

Google wants to share your photos with your nearest and not-dearest

Feeble human! Your spouse is clamoring for cute kid photos and you once again forgot to send them. Well, stand aside: Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) will now share your photos for you.They will be shared automatically, aided by facial recognition and a somewhat kludgy understanding of who you have relationships with.

Source: Google wants to share your photos with your nearst and not-dearest – Naked Security