Amazon used “security” to offer Ring doorbells, then blamed customers when hackers burglarized them

[Amazon’s surveillance doorbell company Ring sells “security” — the sense that surveilling your porch or your driveway or your home can make you safe. But when the company experienced a grotesque and completely predictable breach that saw hackers breaking into Ring cameras and spying on and tormenting their owners, Amazon blamed their customers for recycling…

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Amazon hardware event 2019: Everything the e-commerce giant announced, from Echo Frames to Echo Buds

Amazon’s fall event was a busy affair. The company unveiled a pair of smart glasses, updated Echo smart speakers, new Alexa skills and much more. (Image credit: Anuj Bhatia/Indian Express)Amazon had a lot to show off at its annual hardware event in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday. The e-commerce giant showed an impressive lineup of devices…

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Amazon Patent Exposes Its Vision for an Alexa Gadget That Records Every Word You Speak

Photo: Alex Cranz (Gizmodo)If you’re already freaked out by the privacy implications of smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo, we have some bad news.At the moment, to activate an Alexa-enabled device all you have to do is say “Alexa” or whatever you program the “wakeword” to be. According to Amazon, Alexa only sends your recorded voice…

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