Amazon Alexa gets better privacy with new commands

It looks like Amazon is looking to improve privacy in its Alexa assistant by adding new commands to put people in control of their voice recordings. This is on the back of concerns raised over privacy.

There’s been story after story regarding Amazon’s approach to privacy recently, and it’s becoming a higher priority on the company’s agenda.

Starting today, If you are a user of Alexa, you can now say, “Alexa, delete everything I said today” to have recordings deleted.

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Smart assistant Devices “eavesdropping” is one of the barrier to getting people having a smart assistant in the Home. Recently we have seen a big push by tech companies highlighting the approach to privacy, with Apple pushing heavily on this.

These commands at least make it easier for people to get in control of their data. The company has also introduced a shutter on the new Echo Show 5’s camera. So it would seem Amazon is trying to convince users it is taking privacy seriously.

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Jon Ratcliffe
I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles. I cover Wearables, tech and smart home. My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.

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