Many users of the popular Amazon Alexa voice assistants may not be aware that Amazon employees listen to device recordings — here’s how to disable that intrusion by strangers spread around the world.
Amazon Alexa recordings can be accessed by employees at Amazon with the aim of improving the voice assistant’s vocal recognition algorithm. Amazon tells users that this helps to improve Alexa’s various skills and features, but many users are likely uncomfortable with the idea of Amazon employees listening to their recorded comments, which in some cases include singing in the shower.
Recordings - User - Name - Address - Employees
The collected recordings don’t include a user’s full name and address, but employees can see a user’s account number, first name, and device serial number. Employees at Amazon reportedly listen to up to 1,000...