Amazon Echo & Dot this product meets our minimum security standards
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Amazon Echo & Dot

Review Date 11/20/18

Amazon has integrated Alexa in to everything from headphones to eyeglasses these days. Yet it all started with this little speaker that sits on your counter. Now, Alexa has become the most bossed around bot on the internet. She plays music, turns on lights, makes phone calls, tells jokes, gives the weather, reads the news, orders toilet paper, and helps you feel less alone. Whether you get the small Echo Dot, the bigger Echo Plus, or the higher end Echo Studio, Alexa will always be there for you, listening, ready to do your bidding.

Minimum Security Standards

         

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Encryption
Yes
Security updates
Yes
Strong password
Yes
You need an Amazon account and password to set up Alexa.
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
Privacy policy
Yes

Can it snoop on me?

Camera
Device: No | App: Yes
Microphone
Device: Yes | App: Yes
Tracks Location
Device: Unknown | App: Yes

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Your requests are used to train Alexa's speech recognition system. Amazon may use device data for customized marketing and targeted ads, including interest-based ads. Does not otherwise sell, share, or rent personal data without user consent.
Can you delete your data?
Yes
Yes. You can delete past Alexa audio recordings & transcripts, even setting up auto-delete. However, the only way to delete all your usage data is to delete your Amazon account.
Parental controls?
Yes
Collects biometrics data?
Yes
Amazon collects and may review voice data from interactions with the Alexa.
User friendly privacy info?
Yes
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What could happen if something went wrong

This product does meet our Minimum Security Standards. However, if privacy is a concern, know that Amazon collects and may review voice data from interactions with the Alexa. That means someone out there could be listening into your private conversations. Also, Amazon uses device data to target you with marketing. That means it could learn way too much about you, your life, your weird quirks, and then try to sell you odd self-help books everywhere you go.

How to contact the company

Phone Number None
Email None
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Updates

Amazon must give up Echo recordings in double murder case, judge rules
Ars Technica
A local judge in New Hampshire ordered Amazon to hand over Echo recordings made the day a Farmington couple was murdered at their home.

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