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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Amazon is considering granting third-party app developers access to transcripts of audio recordings saved by Alexa-powered devices, according to a report from The Information today. The change would be aimed at enticing developers to continue investing in Alexa as a voice assistant platform, by giving those app makers more data that could help improve their software over time. ... Amazon does not hand this data over to developers, The Information says, because such a move would undermine Amazon's commitment to user privacy. However, because Google, which makes the most popular Echo competitor currently on the market, does give developers access to this data, Amazon's Echo and Alexa divisions feel they are at a disadvantage, the report states.

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Well won't that be nice, they will get to hear people curse Alexa out...

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-07-13 12:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Anyone who installs one of these corporate/government spying devices in their home is a fool.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-07-13 01:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Anyone who installs one of these corporate/government spying devices in their home is a fool.

#2 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2017-07-13 01:20 PM | FLAG: Seem we do agree on some things😎

#3 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-07-13 01:27 PM | Reply

Do you feel the same way about smart phones?

#4 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-07-13 02:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Usually I give you a funny flag because you're a troll, but giving you a NW cos you actually have a valid point for once.

#5 | Posted by Lohocla at 2017-07-13 03:11 PM | Reply

My wife ordered an Alexa on prime day, was not happy but at least it will be by her computer so it won't pick me up unless I'm over there or shouting.

#6 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2017-07-14 11:31 AM | Reply

As an Alexa developer this should be interesting ....

Anyone who installs one of these corporate/government spying devices in their home is a fool.
#2 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

A fool perhaps, but making $250 an hour right now to develop for IoT products controlled by GoogleHome, GoogleAssistant on AndroidTV and Alexa doesn't seem too foolish.

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-07-15 10:20 AM | Reply

I suspect that in this age of smart phones, smart TVs, laptops, etc. that there is no such thing as privacy to protect. With Alexa you will find yourself watching your words more closely even in your own home. I know I will not buy one, will not ever allow one to be in my home. Do any of us really know who Alexa gives our words to? You might think you do but I suspect none of us really do.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2017-07-15 10:41 AM | Reply

Danni, with you on that, while Andrea is willing to be a fool. (Her word)

#9 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-07-15 10:56 AM | Reply

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