One thing to remember about all those talking speakers– from Echo and Alexa to Google Home to Apple’s HomePod– they listen. Rafael Olmeda:
Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot, like other smart devices, are constantly listening for a “wake word” that signals when its user wants something — to hear a song, have a question answered, or order a product. But police think the device, nicknamed “Alexa” after its wake word, might have heard and recorded more than a shopping order.
Alexa may have heard a murder. How long before Siri, Alexa, and Assistant start calling the cops when they hear what could be illegal behavior?