We should all know by now that there is no such thing as private content on the internet but nonetheless, we continue to be shocked by social media and the tech world’s blatant disregard for privacy and personal data.
Amazon is in the firing line today with this sort of behaviour as the company recently admitted that it doesn’t always delete the stored data that it obtains through voice interactions with the company’s Alexa and Echo devices — even after a user chooses to wipe the audio files from their account. Meaning that those precious intimate conversations that people somehow wanted to share with their Alexa device, could likely still be on the internet and ready to embarrass them even if they thought it was deleted from the all-knowing internet cloud for good.
The reason for this though, at least according to Amazon, is not because the company is trying to disregard their users’ privacy, but
Whether it’s poor technical design or simple disregard for
Or Amazon could just do what other tech giants do and ignore the problem and just create more products and features that will reel customers in and allow them to simply create even more data for their eager data miners to salvage.
Last Updated: July 4, 2019