Technology. It’s all fun and games until the technology turns on you, and the next thing you know a police crisis team and S.W.A.T. are outside your home with their guns drawn. Then, you’re in the back of a police cruiser wearing brand new silver bracelets headed for the grey bar hotel. All kidding aside, this is not the first time Amazon’s “Alexa” has been embroiled in a legal controversy. Recall that it wasn't long ago, Arkansas police were demanding that Amazon turn over information collected from a murder suspect's Echo.
In the following video, Right Wing News pokes fun at the humorous side of this story, but then immediately takes a far more serious tone with respect to the larger issues that a story of this type raises. Immediately two questions come to mind:
1. Why is data containing recorded conversations of private citizens’ conversations sitting on Amazon’s servers in the first place?
2. Are we now at a point when a person has to give informed consent to be recorded each time they enter an Alexa-outfitted home? Furthermore, if consent is required, which party has the burden? Does the homeowner need to ask guests if they consent to potentially being recorded, or is the burden of responsibility on the guest to inquire about whether the home is Alexa-outfitted, and therefore might be recording?
While these questions might give many Americans a moment of pause or concern when they're considered alongside the fact that people are going to jail, and these issues are coming up in court during murder trials, but in reality it's alreaady too late.
Americans have been asleep at the wheel for too long! Those questions are “so yesterday.” As you’ll learn in the links provided at the end of this post, our intelligence agencies have graduated to a level of spying that goes way beyond anything involving Alexa… Just ask President Trump!
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A New Mexico man was arrested for beating his girlfriend and threatening to kill her — after Amazon’s Alexa called police, authorities said.
Eduardo Barros, 28, became angered with his unidentified girlfriend while house-sitting in Tijeras, about 15 miles east of Albuquerque, and the dispute suddenly turned physical on July 2, authorities said.
During the assault, Barros waved a gun and threatened to kill the woman before he allegedly asked: “Did you call the sheriffs?”
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The question was inadvertently picked up by the smart speaker and the voice-powered virtual assistant recognized the phrase as a command — prompting it to call 911, Bernallillo County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Felicia Romero confirmed to The Post on Monday.
It’s unclear whether the speaker was connected to an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot device, but the Alexa virtual assistant was connected to a landline in the home, Romero said.
The violent ordeal unfolded after Barros allegedly got upset over a text message the woman received and accused her of cheating on him, KRQE reported.
“Barros told her she was not going anywhere and he was going to kill her,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by The Post. “When 911 called her phone, Barros saw the called ID and threw [her] to the floor. Barros then kicked her while on the ground at least ten times in the face and stomach. Barros told [the victim] he could not believe the cops had been called and he was not going back to prison and that she knew he was a felon. [The victim] stated she thought she was going to be killed or shot.”
Responding deputies managed to remove the woman and her unidentified daughter from the home. She had minor injuries during the incident, but was not hospitalized. Her daughter was not harmed, Romero told ABC News.
Barros, a convicted felon, was later taken into custody after a crisis negotiation team and a SWAT team was called to the residence. He was ordered held without bail on charges that include possession of a firearm, aggravated battery and false imprisonment.
“The unexpected use of this new technology to contact emergency services has possibly helped save a life,” Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III told ABC News. “This amazing technology definitely helped save a mother and her child from a very violent situation.”
Just to put the issue of spying into its proper context, consider the following news clip from almost 10 years ago that should send chills down your spine. Despite the video being uploaded to YouTube in 2009, the news clip is actually from several years prior that. In the video, you’ll learn what many of us have been warning about for a very long time.
As far back as roughly 10 years ago, it was common knowledge (to those of us who seek it), that your cell phone doesn’t even need to be “ON” for the government to turn on the mic and listen to every word you say in private. The same goes for the camera. If you decide to read some of the supporting links provided at the bottom of this post, and they seem a bit "far out," or like science fiction… just remember what was possible 10 years ago when we all still had flip phones.
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