PureBS Summary:  If you don’t know what to say, talk about Alexa listening in on your every spoken word!

The love of technology and simplifying our lives is everywhere. Check this out, 3 minutes of your life and you have a great story to share at the water cooler!!

Here’s what happened: Alexa is a device which looks like a speaker and tries to do just that.  It is a virtual assistant (like Siri for an iphone).  If you have Alexa set up at home you can ask questions out loud and she will answer them. Recently a couple in Portland Oregon a couple was having a private conversation in their home.  It turns Alexa was listening and recording the conversation.  Alexa then sent the recording of the private conversation to a person in the husbands contact list without the knowledge or permission of the homeowners.

Pick a side! I’ve got you started here: Alexa is listening to your every word.

  • Alexa is amazing, I can ask her the weather, the score and anything that is going on in history or today! She will give me an answer and is always ready and able to jump in.  She is impartial and truly the greatest wealth of information the internet has to offer. Do you think technology has gone too far?
  • Alexa is “big brother” to the max.  She is always listening, if she can listen to that family in Portland, record and send the content without permission what else can she do?  How easy would it be for the government to access Alexa and listen to what we are saying.  Completing invading our privacy and literally leaving us nowhere that is truly our own. Do you think technology has gone too far?

Listening to everything I say and completing invading my privacy…That’s PureBS!!

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