The popularity of Amazon's Alexa shows that many people don’t mind trading some privacy to have a computer assistant always around to help them. But Bloomberg News recently reported that humans are also listening to many Alexa recordings.
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As electronic devices get smaller and more complicated, it can be hard to know exactly when something is looking at you or listening to you. Two recent news stories help make that point.
A family in Portland, Oregon was surprised to learn that their digital assistant had recorded them talking, and sent the recording to someone they knew.
People are using computer assistants more and more. But as these assistants become more common, people are also discovering more problems with them.