- Jan 23, 2009
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Just curious on how many in this community have Alexa or are thinking about it.
You know, I thought about that, even though it only retains a few seconds at a time. It's a very short buffer. But even if it were used nefariously....and I've thought about this.....well, honestly some bad guy is gonna spend "maybe" 20 minutes on me and decide "this guys boring...find someone else". I'm not doing anything illegal or discussing such things, so any Fed listening to me will decide very quickly to "scratch this guy off the list".....so to speak.My background includes a stint in computer information security. I don't want a network connected device capable of listening in on private household conversations, particularly one that is a cloud-based service. (And no, I don't use Siri either.)
This. Yes, Alexa does activate and respond when you're not asking anything. It's not often, maybe once in two weeks, but something they need to work out.......P/S. If you get one and have it near a TV, it can really be entertaining when there is a TV ad for it.......