Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Spy in Your Home-- Who Could Have Seen This Coming?

They're always on. It's a major selling point used by Amazon for it's Echo personal assistant.

Bentonville Police Department said it's why they want the device, and it could help solve a murder that happened over a year ago.

The attorney for James Andrew Bates said it's an invasion of privacy.

Allen Bates, James father said, "I have a strong feeling about personal privacy. But I have a much stronger feeling about my sons innocence."

Back in November of 2015, police said they were called to James Bates' home. That's where they found 47-year-old, Victor Collins dead, drowned inside a hot tub.

Bentonville Police Department hope any audio recordings can help decipher just what went on in the house that winter night.
Yeah, who could have seen that this would happen?

All of those electronic personal assistants are listening devices that the users have agreed to put in their homes and/or offices. It should be no surprise to anyone that various government agencies would want to access the data from those bugging devices.

UPDATE: Amazon is refusing to comply.

2 comments:

CenterPuke88 said...

Just wondering if the "why worry, if you don't do anything wrong" crowd will respond on this one. Or, just maybe, we've finally found a bridge they might not want to step onto.

On a related note, wondering how these comply with the rules regarding gathering data on children, under the age of 13?

B said...

can't wait to see how this turns out.

Will we go to cell phone voice command data next?