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Amazon keeps records of users' Alexa interactions - and may not delete them

Amazon keeps records of users' Alexa interactions - and may not delete them

The data which Amazon stores include are a record of requests of using Alexa to access outside services, like calling an Uber or recurring events like Anniversary reminders.

U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., sent a letter of inquiry to the online retail giant, asking what happens to voice recordings made by Alexa on Amazon Echo devices, according to an article by TechCrunch.

The Amazon Echo family of devices has rapidly evolved into the centre of the smart home, not only letting you ask questions of the Alexa personal assistant that lurks within, but play music, quiz your calendar, turn on your lights, check the fuel in your BMW and a whole lot more.

However, Huseman wrote that not all interactions made with Alexa can be deleted.

The Amazon Echo Show is also on sale at $49.99. Training Alexa with voice recordings and transcripts from a diverse range of customers help ensure Alexa works well for everyone. It's also had a healthy discount, down to $24.99 or £24.99 - which is 50 per cent saving over the regular price. Whether or not you consider Google Assistant superior to Amazon's AI-powered voice assistant, that's some phenomenal bang in your buck that the Google Home can not often compete with.

Melville said companies like Amazon and Apple have such complex data storage systems that we may never know exactly where our data is going. When we've seen these products hit these prices in the past, they have sold out quickly so you don't want to wait on it.

He said the main goal for big tech companies to store information from users is because the artificial intelligence systems they use have to learn from conversations to become smarter. Making this a really great deal for many that are looking to get into the smart home space.

Next, you should probably download the free Amazon app to preview and shop deals directly on your phone, set an Alexa reminder for the beginning of the festivities, and tap "Watch this deal" on items you're interested in to get alerts when (and if) they're discounted.

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