Amazon's "Alexa" Records, Shares Family's Conversation

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A woman in Portland, Oregon says her Amazon Alexa smart speaker recorded a private conversation inside their home and sent it to someone on her husband's contact list.

She and her husband had no idea until they received a phone call from one of her husband's business associates in Seattle who told them he had received a recording of a conversation they were having about hardwood flooring. They contacted Amazon who did a little investigating and found that it did indeed happen, but that it's a very rare occurrence. It's believed that their Alexa responded to a combination of random words it heard which then triggered the reaction to send the recording to a random person on the contact list.  

Amazon says it is taking a closer look at what exactly happened and will work to make sure this type of thing is less likely to happen again. (USA Today)

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