Friday, July 22, 2016

Amazon Mute on Echo Eavesdropping

We may never know if the feds have hijacked Amazon Echo.

Amazon has so far issued two transparency reports since it began declaring how many government data demands and wiretap orders it receives.

Both reports outlined how many subpoenas, search warrants, and court orders the company received to cloud service Amazon Web Services. While its cloud makes up a significant portion of the data that it gathers, the company also collects vast amounts of data from its retail businesses, mobile services, book purchases, and requests made to Echo.

But an Amazon spokesperson wouldn't comment on whether the company will expand its transparency report. more