Thousands Of Amazon Employees Listen To Alexa Voice Recordings | NBC Nightly News


HEARING OUR CONVERSATION. HERE IS NBC’S TOM CONVERSATION. HERE IS NBC’S TOM COSTELLO WHAT YOU CAN HERE IS NBC’S TOM COSTELLO WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW TO STOP IT. COSTELLO WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW TO STOP IT.>>ALEXA, WHAT IS THE DO NOW TO STOP IT.>>ALEXA, WHAT IS THE WEATHER?>>ALEXA, WHAT IS THE WEATHER?>>Reporter: FOR TENS WEATHER?>>Reporter: FOR TENS OF MILLIONS OF>>Reporter: FOR TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.>>59 DEGREES. AMERICANS.>>59 DEGREES.>>Reporter: THAT>>59 DEGREES.>>Reporter: THAT VOICE IS LIKE A>>Reporter: THAT VOICE IS LIKE A TRUSTED MEMBER OF THE VOICE IS LIKE A TRUSTED MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. TRUSTED MEMBER OF THE FAMILY.>>ALEXA TURN OFF FAMILY.>>ALEXA TURN OFF JASON’S LAMP.>>ALEXA TURN OFF JASON’S LAMP.>>OKAY. JASON’S LAMP.>>OKAY.>>Reporter: ALWAYS>>OKAY.>>Reporter: ALWAYS LISTENING FOR THE>>Reporter: ALWAYS LISTENING FOR THE KEYWORD THAT WAKES UP LISTENING FOR THE KEYWORD THAT WAKES UP ALEXA BUT NOW AMAZON KEYWORD THAT WAKES UP ALEXA BUT NOW AMAZON CONFIRMS THOUSANDS OF ALEXA BUT NOW AMAZON CONFIRMS THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES AROUND THE CONFIRMS THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES AROUND THE WORLD LISTEN TO VOICE EMPLOYEES AROUND THE WORLD LISTEN TO VOICE RECORDINGS CAPTURED BY WORLD LISTEN TO VOICE RECORDINGS CAPTURED BY THAT SPEAKER IN HOMES RECORDINGS CAPTURED BY THAT SPEAKER IN HOMES AND UFRSOFFICERS EVERY THAT SPEAKER IN HOMES AND UFRSOFFICERS EVERY DAY. AND UFRSOFFICERS EVERY DAY. FAMILY DISCUSSIONS, DAY. FAMILY DISCUSSIONS, FINANCIAL MATTERS AND FAMILY DISCUSSIONS, FINANCIAL MATTERS AND INTIMATE MOMENTS, PART FINANCIAL MATTERS AND INTIMATE MOMENTS, PART OF A MOVEMENT TO INTIMATE MOMENTS, PART OF A MOVEMENT TO IMPROVE SOFTWARE WITH OF A MOVEMENT TO IMPROVE SOFTWARE WITH ACCENTS AND SLANG. IMPROVE SOFTWARE WITH ACCENTS AND SLANG. IN MARYLAND STEVE ACCENTS AND SLANG. IN MARYLAND STEVE PULLED THE PLUG ON HIS IN MARYLAND STEVE PULLED THE PLUG ON HIS ECHO. PULLED THE PLUG ON HIS ECHO.>>IT WAS REALLY ECHO.>>IT WAS REALLY CREEPY THINKING THAT>>IT WAS REALLY CREEPY THINKING THAT SOMETHING WAS CREEPY THINKING THAT SOMETHING WAS LISTENING TO SOMETHING WAS LISTENING TO EVERYTHING WE WERE LISTENING TO EVERYTHING WE WERE SAYING WALKING AROUND EVERYTHING WE WERE SAYING WALKING AROUND THE HOUSE. SAYING WALKING AROUND THE HOUSE.>>Reporter: IN YOUR THE HOUSE.>>Reporter: IN YOUR OWN HOME.>>Reporter: IN YOUR OWN HOME.>>IN MY OWN HOME. OWN HOME.>>IN MY OWN HOME.>>Reporter: AMAZON>>IN MY OWN HOME.>>Reporter: AMAZON SAYS IT TAKES PRIVACY>>Reporter: AMAZON SAYS IT TAKES PRIVACY SERIOUSLY AND REVIEWS SAYS IT TAKES PRIVACY SERIOUSLY AND REVIEWS ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF SERIOUSLY AND REVIEWS ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF RANDOMLY SELECTED ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF RANDOMLY SELECTED RECORDS AND EMPLOYEES RANDOMLY SELECTED RECORDS AND EMPLOYEES DO NOT HAVE DIRECT RECORDS AND EMPLOYEES DO NOT HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO INFORMATION DO NOT HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO INFORMATION THAT CAN IDENTIFY THE ACCESS TO INFORMATION THAT CAN IDENTIFY THE PERSON OR ACCOUNT AS THAT CAN IDENTIFY THE PERSON OR ACCOUNT AS PART OF THE WORK FLOW. PERSON OR ACCOUNT AS PART OF THE WORK FLOW. BLOOMBERG NEWS SAYS PART OF THE WORK FLOW. BLOOMBERG NEWS SAYS WHEN THEY HEAR BLOOMBERG NEWS SAYS WHEN THEY HEAR SOMETHING CRIMINAL, WHEN THEY HEAR SOMETHING CRIMINAL, THEY ARE UNABLE TO SOMETHING CRIMINAL, THEY ARE UNABLE TO REPORT IT BUT PRIVACY THEY ARE UNABLE TO REPORT IT BUT PRIVACY EXPERTS SAY THE FACT REPORT IT BUT PRIVACY EXPERTS SAY THE FACT SOMEONE COULD BE EXPERTS SAY THE FACT SOMEONE COULD BE LISTENING TO YOU OR SOMEONE COULD BE LISTENING TO YOU OR YOUR FAMILY IS A BIG LISTENING TO YOU OR YOUR FAMILY IS A BIG RED FLAG. YOUR FAMILY IS A BIG RED FLAG.>>THE BENEFITS OF RED FLAG.>>THE BENEFITS OF PLAYING A SONG BY>>THE BENEFITS OF PLAYING A SONG BY VOICE INSTEAD OF GOING PLAYING A SONG BY VOICE INSTEAD OF GOING OVER AND TAPPING IT TO VOICE INSTEAD OF GOING OVER AND TAPPING IT TO ME DOESN’T OUTWEIGH OVER AND TAPPING IT TO ME DOESN’T OUTWEIGH THE CREEPY PRIVACY ME DOESN’T OUTWEIGH THE CREEPY PRIVACY RISKS. THE CREEPY PRIVACY RISKS.>>Reporter: IT IS IN RISKS.>>Reporter: IT IS IN THE TERMS AND>>Reporter: IT IS IN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND YOU CAN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND YOU CAN GO TO DISABLE VOICE CONDITIONS AND YOU CAN GO TO DISABLE VOICE RECORDINGS OR SAY

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  1. When I used to have Echos around my house I would talk to my family about products we were wanting to buy and low and behold I'd logon to Amazon and there would be a recommendation for that exact product. Yeah coincidences happen but this would happen frequently and meer minutes after we had talked about it. Now I've stored all my Echos and went with Google Homes/Hubs instead. I find Google to not only be more precise but they aren't nearly as nosey. Yeah yeah I probably shouldn't have any of them plugged in but I'm sorry home control is just too necessary nowadays to have nothing lol.

    Also, by my logic if Google did want to spy on me they could easily to it through my phone which is much closer to me more often and even when I'm not at home. I think that realistically Google doesn't have something to sell you where as Amazon does.

  2. Why should anyone be surprised? Everywhere you turn you are being urged to fill out an online questionnaire to get "free coupons" or told to download a "free app" to get some radio program or radio station on your iPhone. They tell you it's for your convenience. But it's really for the benefit of the company or product manufacturer you plug into electronically. You are the hapless and dumb guinea pig turning over your buying preferences or patterns of living. So it turns out that "Big Brother" is actually prying into your life.

  3. I don't care.
    Anyone who cares has something to hide. I don't care if I'm having intercourse and she listens. She can listen to anything and everything. The government does. I don't care. If I were to keep a secret I would write it down on my dry erase board or use some sign language. But, honestly I don't care. We trust our cell phones and they record a d listen to everything.

  4. They're slowly desensitizing us to it. soon (if not already) there will be absolutley zero privacy we are under total surveillance all the time and people are accepting it we should be completely livid the govt records every single phone call you make, everything you've ever searched on google is documented, facebook and other apps listen on your phone they keep track of every single little thing like who you've voted for, what you've bought on your debit card, what you drive, where you live, how much money you make, where you work, who your acquaintances are, your medical issues, how many and what type of guns you have, your race, your religion, sexual orientation, if you use drugs, they have everything documented. the 4th amendment was not just about traveling freely without getting stopped by cops its about the right to privacy in any setting "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated" the word "papers" means documents containing personal information

  5. If the product is listening for the trigger words such as "Alexa", "ok, google, Siri", then it is
    always listening. Theres nothing to be
    alarmed about. You invited the technology in to your home so dont act
    as if you are surprised by this report.

  6. "Hey, Joe, listen to this one, some dude's wife is in bed with another guy while he's at work, and she's a pretty loud moaner too! lol" cool! 😉

  7. spying is a shame .. i do not care being spyed .. but shame to those who spy … they are parasites .. and the worst among people … ! But lexa is something else … even someone has intention to spy through Alexa or through Google ..they mat spy humans but not a specific human ..so things are hidden when comes to specification ! But thanks anyway for spreading this ..as people will realise how bad is to spy the others in private life,so they may stop spying people !..And also such "news" will have positive effect in improving the things we have through the time

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