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Amazon Echo Show & Spot
Show, don't tell, the saying goes. Amazon took that to heart. Take the helpful smart speaker with Alexa and add video — now these home hubs--one big, one small--can show you things while it talks to you. Show and Spot can show the lyrics to the song you're listening to, weather forecasts, your security cams and baby monitor. You can also make video calls to other people with a Show or Spot. Now you don't just get to wonder if Alexa is listening to you, you get to wonder if she's watching as well.
Our ResearchHow to use this guide
Can it spy on me
Camera Device: Yes | App: Yes
Microphone Device: Yes | App: Yes
Location Tracking Device: No | App: Yes
What does it know about me
Product uses encryption
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
Can I control it
If a password is required, you must change the default password
Automatic security updates
Deletes data it stores on you
Has parental controls
Company shows it cares about its customers
Company manages security vulnerabilities
😮What could happen if something went wrong
You could say, "Hey Alexa, call Mom" in your sleep and end up with a cam experience you'd rather not have.
Amazon must give up Echo recordings in double murder case, judge rules
A local judge in New Hampshire ordered Amazon to hand over Echo recordings made the day a Farmington couple was murdered at their home.