WaPo: Amazon Echo recorded a family’s conversation, then sent it to a random person in their contacts


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Here is a story from the Washington Post (owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos) about an Alexa that went rogue: 

A family in Portland, Ore., received a nightmarish phone call two weeks ago.

“Unplug your Alexa devices right now,” a voice on the other line said. “You're being hacked.”

Apparently, one of Amazon.com's Alexa-powered Echo devices in their house had silently sent recordings to the caller without the family's permission. The person, who happened to be an employee of the husband, was in the family's contact list.

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The article, An Amazon Echo recorded a family’s conversation, then sent it to a random person in their contacts, report says, by Hamza Shaban is available here

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