Witness in homicide: Amazon Echo
A murder in the US now causes a headache for the Amazon. The voice recordings the police want from Amazon will bring a new question: Are the governments listen us 24 hours a day?
The investigation of a murder committed in Arizona, USA, reached to the technology company, Amazon. Police investigating the murder and the victim wanting to gather evidence about the woman, accused of killing her lover, from Amazon, asked the voice recording informations on the smart home devices, Echo, in the woman’s house.
Knowing that the device listens to the voices in the house constantly, Police demanded that the voices be recorded at the time of the murder, assuming that the voices were registered on the servers at all times. While Amazon responded negatively to this desire, it seems now that a new debate agenda will engage.
Smart assistants record our life for 24/7?
Can digital assistants like Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana, listen to the voices in our home environments constantly, and can these voices be recorded on the servers at the same time? So can a curious person listen us at any moment in our home and records what he wants to?
This murder investigation is likely to bring a new privacy debate in the United States.