Amazon Introduces Alexa Privacy Command

For those of us whom are skeptical about technology getting too hands on whether it be from watching too many Terminator movies or from having parents who just cant get with the times, Amazon has a new feature for its digital assistant Alexa that is sure to please.

Here’s a snippet from The Financial Post that details the coming feature: Inc. is updating its Alexa voice software to let users delete recordings of their voice using a spoken command, a move that follows criticism of the company’s privacy practices related to its digital assistant.

A coming set of updates will offer users who have opted in online the ability to say “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” or, similarly, delete their most recent utterance. Previously, the only way to remove recordings was a tool on the Alexa privacy website.

“It’s a good step in the right direction,” said Florian Schaub, a professor at the University of Michigan who has researched privacy issues related to smart speakers. Recent reporting and research on Amazon’s digital assistant, he said, likely “helped inform these decisions” by the company.

Does this make the Amazon assistant more appealing to you? Or is it just a necessity in todays tech savvy world? Let us know and as always keep it locked to GaminRealm for all your technology news and needs.

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