Alexa, forget it

Alexa, forget it

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Amazon is rejigging its Alexa software to enable users to delete voice recordings. The move comes in response to criticism over privacy issues.

Alexa – along with Apple’s Siri assistant – stores recordings of anything users say after triggering the device vocally. The new functionality allows users to remove a data by stating, ‘Alexa, delete everything I said today”. In addition,  Amazon will soon allow consumers to rub out any request by saying, ‘Alexa, delete what I just said’.

However, it seems users can only delete recordings made in a single day and are unable to get rid of historical data, so it’s likely Amazon will now come under pressure to facilitate that.

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