Re: Amazon Echo FAQs
It's not the default intended use that concerns me and should concern you. It's when Amazon receives a National Security letter they can't discuss publically, ordering them to activate the speaker in a manner that captures all sound and speech in a room and send it to a Federal agency for indefinite storage (hey, it's not a search and therefore not covered by the Bill of Rights until a human listens, according to the NSA). Before 9/11, that woud sound like a concern of someone wearing a tinfoil hat. Now with the Snowden and other revelations, the so-called Patriot Act, and other actions, it's reality.