Amazon keeps records of users' Alexa interactions - and may not delete them

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 12, 2019

Both the Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Plus also come with a line-out slot for hooking up an external speaker, should you prefer to rig either of them up with an existing home entertainment setup, sending the audio through one channel. That means you'll be able to use the included Echo Dot to receive notifications whenever your doorbell is pressed or motion is detected.

Brian Huseman, vice president of public policy at Amazon said to that Amazon stores voice recordings and transcripts from interactions with the Alexa voice assistant indefinitely unless customers manually delete them.

This deal is only available to Amazon Prime members.

Created all the way back in 2005, Amazon Prime exceeded 100 million United States members earlier this year, surging from a subscriber base of "only" 54 million people in 2016. At this very moment, Amazon has the non-discounted priced marked at $273.99. You can schedule it so it will start at a certain time each day, and it will return to its own docking station when it's done or when it needs to recharge its battery.

However you do get access to each single (non-visual) trick up Alexa's sleeve, from music streaming to alarms and timers, answers to all your questions, smart home controls (with a separate hub), Skype calling, weather info, news updates, shopping checklist management, and a lot extra, all without ever having to lift a finger and touching the device. However, deleting your Alexa recordings doesn't necessarily guarantee that the information is no longer in Amazon's hands. The devices are offered in used condition so may have some cosmetic blemishes, but they have all been inspected and tested by Amazon to ensure they are in full working order.

The thing is, though, the deals on these products will come and go within a matter of days if not hours, so knowing which one you want pick up before the sales begin next week is crucial to bagging one before stock runs dry or the deal terminates.

Today, for example, you can snag Ring Video Doorbell Pro with Echo Dot (third generation) for only $169.

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