Amazon Echo Show this product meets our minimum security standards
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Amazon Echo Show

Review Date 10/23/19

Show, don't tell, the saying goes. Amazon's Echo Show home hub takes that to heart. It can show you that recipe your making, the lyrics to the song you're listening to, weather forecasts, your security cams and that video call with Grandma. Now you don't just get to wonder if Alexa is listening to you, you get to wonder if she's watching as well.
Minimum Security Standards
         
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
Yes (device & app)
Microphone
Yes (device & app)
Tracks Location
Unknown (device)
Yes (app)

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
While we couldn’t find anything in Amazon's privacy policy regarding data deletion, Amazon did reach out to us and confirm users can contact Amazon to delete their data. We hope Amazon will make that information easier for consumers to find in the future.
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 bad haircut, and try to sell your hats and hair gel everywhere you go.

How to contact the company

Phone Number 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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