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Amazon Echo Recorded And Sent Couple's Conversation — All Without Their Knowledge

In what it called an "unlikely" string of events, Amazon says Alexa heard background conversation and misconstrued it as very specific directives.
A couple in Portland, Ore., discovered that their Amazon Echo had recorded their conversation and sent it to one of their contacts. Source: Smith Collection/Gado

As secret recordings go, the Portland couple's conversation was pretty mundane: They were talking about hardwood floors.

But their Amazon Echo was listening and recording their discussion. The device then sent the recording to someone in their contacts — without the couple's knowledge.

The wife, identified only as Danielle, Seattle TV station KIRO 7 that they learned something was amiss when they received a phone call from the husband's employee who

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