[Blog] Hey Alexa, Why Are You Listening To My Conversations?

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These days, the notion of privacy is of the utmost importance in the digital world. Amazon recently came under fire due to their virtual assistant Alexa. While scores of people around the world have purchased Alexas to make their everyday lives more convenient, there are many who believe its microphones could be used to listen in on their lives.

Well, it turns out the latter’s concerns aren’t some tinfoil hat conspiracy theory. According to Bloomberg, Amazon has an international network of thousands of eavesdroppers listening to audio secretly recorded by the e-commerce giant’s Echo systems, though the company claims they are listening to and collecting audio files to improve Alexa’s comprehension of human speech patterns.  

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Roger Roman is an entrepreneur, investor and marketing consultant for technology-driven startups. He is a 2x founder and currently serves as the Managing Partner of Push Consulting & Marketing, a growth marketing, and business development consulting agency. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with is his wife Mary and his three-year-old son Roger III.