May 26, 2018

Amazon's Alexa records family's private conversation

John CardilloRebel Host | Off The Cuff

On last night's episode of Off The Cuff Declassified, I reported on one of Amazon's Alexa devices recording the private conversation of a family in Portland, Oregon, and sending the conversation in audio files to a random contact in Seattle, Washington. 

Privacy is a major international issue. Americans are becoming increasingly aware of their surveillance by organizations like the NSA.

But now we're finding evidence that private corporations may be using electronic devices to record us, completely without our knowledge. 

Do we really believe a device like Alexa couldn't be used to spy on us?

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commented 2018-05-26 20:35:00 -0400
Peter Netterville it is kind of pathetic how so many people spend so much time on these devices and will put little effort into learning how to keep them safe and private. The info is out there and you are offering it up and many will ignore it for some reason.
commented 2018-05-26 20:33:41 -0400
If Amazon finds out you are saying bad things about them they will just send a computer driven car to run you over when you leave your house.
commented 2018-05-26 17:39:23 -0400
I even disable my laptop camera in the device manager.

Just as a note to anyone who cares to read this … I recommend you disable UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) in your router.

UPnP allows a program you install on your computer to auto-configure itself for incoming and outgoing traffic bypassing your router firewall. Now suppose you get a virus that uses this feature in your router. Backdoor time!

Read up on it to find out why this could be a serious issue.
commented 2018-05-26 17:33:38 -0400
These voice activate helpers that reside in the home and listen in are really creepy. I think Google has one as well.

I wonder how many people have these devices in their home and do not realize the security issues involved with having a device that can and does monitor your conversation … and any other on-goings in your home.
commented 2018-05-26 14:12:23 -0400
Apparently “smart” TV’s are capable of recording and transmitting as well…………………
commented 2018-05-26 13:47:48 -0400
To hell with Alexa and Amazazon too. If You are running Windows 10 and have a Camera and Micraphone attached, make sure that you dissconect them when not in use. I have heard that they can be switched on automaticaly, using sound vibrations, even if your PC is switched off, record conversations that you are having.
Sounds a bit far fetched to me but some Geeky Guy had it posted on U Tube.
commented 2018-05-26 13:42:23 -0400
After a while people will accept anything, camera surveillance, questionable laws, etc., all for societies good. Its called “We, The Sheeple”. We comply, obey, accept.