Big Brother isn’t just watching, he’s listening. At least, he’s listening to Amazon Echo customers. Wil Gomez:
Amazon’s Echo device is pretty cool, though. Like Siri’s always on ‘Hey Siri…’ function on the iPhone, Echo really is always on, always listening to what’s going on in a room, thanks to a handful of always on microphones. Anybody see a problem with that?
Uh oh. What could go wrong? Alfred Ng:
Arkansas police are hoping an Echo found at a murder scene in Bentonville can aid their investigation… investigators filed search warrants to Amazon (see below), requesting any recordings between November 21 and November 22, 2015, from James A. Bates, who was charged with murder after a man was strangled in a hot tub.
This isn’t going to end well.