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Amazon’s Alexa could have eyes and even walk around in the future – Daily Mail

Amazon’s Alexa could have eyes and even walk around in the future – Daily...

Amazon's Alexa device could have eyes and the ability to walk around in the near future as its creators try to enhance the product's understanding of the world. Despite the privacy concerns that have plagued Amazon over whether its device can record conversations, the company is planning for its digital assistants to become a proactive companion.Amazon's head…
Alexa, delete what I just said! Here’s how to keep Amazon from listening in – CNET

Alexa, delete what I just said! Here’s how to keep Amazon from listening in...

You can stop Google, Amazon and Apple from listening to your voice recordings. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Google Home, Siri and Alexa users are now more cautious than ever when speaking to their smart home devices, after a string of revelations that these companies have been recording and reviewing users' voice data without their consent. Since then,…
Hey, Alexa: Can a robot with AI or your voice assistant help you feel less lonely? – USA TODAY

Hey, Alexa: Can a robot with AI or your voice assistant help you feel...

CLOSE Your Google Home or Amazon Echo may make your life easier, but beware, they could actually be an easy way for hackers to get all your personal data. Buzz60’s Susana Victoria Perez has more. Buzz60You: “Alexa, I’m lonely.”Amazon Alexa: “Sorry to hear that. Talking to a friend, listening to music or taking a walk…
How Amazon’s Alexa came to dominate the smart speaker market – Quartz

How Amazon’s Alexa came to dominate the smart speaker market – Quartz

When Amazon debuted the Amazon Echo in 2014, there were decidedly mixed reactions to the black, cylindrical Bluetooth speaker that could pick up voice commands. Few understood why the e-commerce giant had suddenly released a $199 speaker that could talk to you.Today we know that the Echo and other devices Amazon has since released are…
Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant can be hacked using lasers, experts warn – Fox News

Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant can be hacked using lasers, experts warn...

Voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant can be hacked by shining a laser on the devices' microphones, according to an international team of researchers.Dubbed “Light Commands,” the hack “allows attackers to remotely inject inaudible and invisible commands into voice assistants,” according to a statement from experts at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo…
Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant smart speakers – they’re all open to remote laser attacks – ZDNet

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant smart speakers – they’re all open to remote laser attacks...

Researchers have found that MEMS microphones are so sensitive they can interpret light as sound, allowing an attacker to shoot silent commands to voice assistants from afar.  Since the bug is general to MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) microphones, the attack can work against all devices that use them, including Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Facebook Portal, and…
Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them

Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them

AN ILLUMINATING ATTACK — MEMS mics respond to light as if it were sound. No one knows precisely why. Dan Goodin - Nov 4, 2019 6:00 pm UTC Sugawara et al.Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are vulnerable to attacks that use lasers to inject inaudible—and sometimes invisible—commands into the devices and surreptitiously cause them to…
Did Amazon’s Alexa witness a homicide? Police obtain recordings in woman’s death – FOX 59 Indianapolis

Did Amazon’s Alexa witness a homicide? Police obtain recordings in woman’s death – FOX...

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Police in Florida believe “Alexa” may have been a witness to a homicide. Hallandale Beach officials say an Amazon Echo or similar device was in a home where a woman died in July. The Sun Sentinel reports that the device, nicknamed “Alexa” after its wake word, might have heard and recorded…
How to Keep Your Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant Voice Recordings Private

How to Keep Your Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant Voice Recordings Private

After months of revelations and apologies, all the major smart assistant makers have revamped how they handle human review of audio snippets. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana were all using third-party contractors to transcribe and vet recorded snippets, adding some human brain power to underlying machine learning algorithms. But the backlash…
Echo Buds review: Alexa smarts packed into a mediocre AirPods rival

Echo Buds review: Alexa smarts packed into a mediocre AirPods rival

Once I found a sweet spot, the Echo Buds held up well across a range of genres. Whether it was the wooing sounds of Death Cab for Cutie, the angry metal of Oh, Sleeper or the electronic beats of Com Truise, there was a solid amount of bassy thump. The sound has decent clarity and…

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ZTE tries for a US return with an affordable flagship

ZTE’s U.S. government dealings have never been as high-profile as fellow Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, but it has had its fair share of scuffles. Last summer, the company got smacked with a $1 billion fine over sanction violations. All in all, 2018 was not a great year for ZTE here in the States. It all…

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