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11. Smart Speakers

July 10, 2019
SecurityWise Tech
11. Smart Speakers
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SecurityWise Tech
11. Smart Speakers
Jul 10, 2019
Joe Stuehling
Smart speakers are popular and can offer a lot of fun features but there are also some downsides. This episode covers how these devices work and some privacy and security considerations.
Show Notes

SHOW NOTES
Here are links to the topics we discussed in this episode.

All of your Amazon voice recordings
https://www.amazon.com/b/?node=19149155011&ref=ap_ing#manage_voice_recordings

All of your Google voice recordings
https://myactivity.google.com

The "wake word" buffer
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/08/13/siri-is-listening-to-you-but-shes-not-spying-says-apple/

Alexa is creepily laughing for no reason
https://slate.com/technology/2018/03/amazons-alexa-is-creepily-laughing-for-no-reason-its-just-the-start.html

Amazon echo sends recording of private conversation to random contact
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/05/24/an-amazon-echo-recorded-a-familys-conversation-then-sent-it-to-a-random-person-in-their-contacts-report-says/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d7877582407a

Humans are listening
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-10/is-anyone-listening-to-you-on-alexa-a-global-team-reviews-audio

Recordings are saved
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/06/alexa-has-been-eavesdropping-you-this-whole-time/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3f5a281cf646

Amazon's response to senator request
https://gizmodo.com/amazon-confirms-it-keeps-alexa-transcripts-you-cant-del-1836083633

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