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Amazon Echo murder case amplifies the question of what ‘always on’ really means

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(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart) #21

Oh and if the motion sensors tracked you to the kitchen and back to the bedroom… You must have been going to get a knife… Not a snack

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(Ron Talley) #22

Oh this was good laughs for the close of my workday! Thanks guys! :joy:

I just figured out last week that I didn’t have to wait till the blue light came on to finish my Alexa phrase!

I use to say, "Alexa,…pause 2 seconds…"Turn on the Island Light"
Now I say, "Alexa Island Light on (all in one blur), a second later, light comes on.

I’d imagine this would be possible if there wasn’t some type of buffering pre the Alexa statement. I cool with that!

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(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart) #23

That doesn’t work so good with the dots… they seem to want you to wait for the blue light

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#24

My Dots all react the same as my main Echo unit.

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(jkp) #25

Sorry to bring up an old thread but here is a recent story on Alexa but at least it does not involve a murder this time.

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

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(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart) #26

You know this just screws men over worldwide for all time. Now their wives can just say, Alexa, what did Jason say on 12 August 2016 at 4:23 pm while standing in the kitchen?

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