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Arkansas Police Want To Force Amazon To Release Private Audio From Echo

Is it really private audio when a person knowingly puts a device into their home that records what they say and states that in it’s EULA? 539 more words

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Amazon Alexa, Now With 10,000 Skills

Amazon Alexa, now with 10,000 skills. “A YEAR AND a half ago, Amazon opened up its Alexa voice assistant to developers. With the Alexa Skills Kit, Alexa and its hardware hosts—the Echo, Dot, Tap, and now dozens more from third parties—became more than just speakers and digital weathermen. 50 more words

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Exploring Conversational Interfaces

People and computers speak different languages – the former are using words and sentences, while the latter are more into ones and zeros. As we know, this gap in the communication is filled with a mediator, which knows how to translate all the information flowing between the two parts. 1,365 more words

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Amazon Alexa Hits 10,000 Skills. Here Comes the Hard Part

A YEAR AND a half ago, Amazon opened up its Alexa voice assistant to developers. With the Alexa Skills Kit, Alexa and its hardware hosts—the Echo, Dot, Tap, and now… 832 more words

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Amazon Argues Free Speech in Alexa Murder Case

Amazon is doubling down on its refusal to turn over voice records from an Echo device to Arkansas police, who believe the digital voice assistant may help solve a hot tub murder from last November. 541 more words

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Amazon argues that Alexa is protected by the First Amendment in a murder trial

There are certain pieces of data that Amazon will hand over to the police: A user’s personal information and purchase history seem to be fair game. 288 more words

Amazon cites First Amendment protection for Alexa in Arkansas murder case

Late last year, it was revealed that Amazon’s Echo had become a key piece of evidence in an on-going murder investigation in Arkansas dating back to 2015, as police sought access to voice recordings from the smart home assistant. 257 more words

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