Echoing Directly into GCHQ?…Amazon announces Echo, A futuristic HAL style personal computer with a sensitive and always on microphone listening to your every word and passing them on to the ‘cloud’

Posted: 9 November, 2014 in Liberty News
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amazon echo The Echo is a voice-activated 9-inch-high cylinder that connects to your Wi-Fi and will answer spoken questions, play music, and generally hang out in your home listening to everything you say. And processing it in the cloud. All day.Amazon’s promotional page describes the device’s array of microphones:

Far-field voice recognition

Tucked under Echo’s light ring is an array of seven microphones. These sensors use beam-forming technology to hear you from any direction. With enhanced noise cancellation, Echo can hear you ask a question even while it’s playing music.

What could possibly go wrong?

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