Alexa: how to prevent employees fromAmazon to listen to your conversations

by Kelvin
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To improve Alexa, Amazon gives himself the right to listen to your conversations, as did Google and Apple with Assistant and Siri. The firm of Jeff Bezos has given his point of view on the issue in the face of recent controversies. We also explain how to protect your personal data with Alexa and prevent employees fromAmazon do not spy on you.


A climate of suspicion reigns over intelligent assistants. After a controversy, when we learned that employees of Google and Apple Listened to our conversations to improve Assistant and Siri, the companies of Mountain View and Cupertino decided to stop spying on users to end the bad buzz. Remained to know the position ofAmazon in this regard, while Alexa equips the popular speakers connected Echo, many third-party devices (speakers, TV box, Smart TV, connected objects of all kinds, Xbox, Windows 10 …). A spokesperson for the group provided clarification to VentureBeat.

Amazon Alexa: how to protect your personal data

"We take the privacy of our customers seriously and continually review our practices and procedures. For Alexa, we already offer customers the option of not using their voice recordings to develop new Alexa features. Voice recordings of users who use this opt-out option are also excluded from our supervised learning workflows that involve manual review of a very small sample of Alexa requests. We will also update the information provided to customers to clarify our practices, "he told the media.

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Here is the procedure to prevent employees fromAmazon to listen to your conversations:

    Open the application Amazon AlexaSee you in the SettingsSelect Alexa and your personal informationChoose Manage how your data helps to improve Alexauncheck Contribute to improving services Amazon and develop new featuresA little lower, you can also uncheck To allow Amazon to use messages to improve the accuracy of transcription

And now, voila. Note that you can also use a voice command to delete your history Amazon Alexa of the day on demand. A simple "Alexa, delete everything I said today", and you erase the memory of your assistant.

Source: VentureBeat