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It listens to everything for sure, but does it collect recordings of your private conversations?
No, says Amazon. It will only look for the word “Alexa” or “Amazon” and then record. Why does it record? To send the recording to a secured server that analyzes the sentence for commands and to optimize the experience with Alexa.
You can delete the recordings (on the Amazon “manage my device page”) if you don’t want Amazon to save those. Another good method would be to press the mute button on the Echo or on the remote.
The same thing happens with Smart TV’s. Samsung has officially published the statement: “Do not have private conversations in front of your Smart TV”. That scared users a lot, but luckily only if you have voice activation turned on. As we already said, having private conversations in front of your smart technology products is not always a good idea.
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