The price we pay for convenience may be too high



Amazon experienced yet another successful holiday season, and the Echo Dot was the top-selling item on its website for the third consecutive year. As Alexa continues to make its way into millions of households worldwide, users should proceed with caution when integrating convenient, yet risky, smart technology into their homes.

Recently, an Alexa user requested data about his personal activities, and when complying with the request, Amazon accidentally sent him access to 1,700 audio recordings of a complete stranger. While I realize that this data leak was an isolated error, the depth of information Amazon collects overall should disturb us. 

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