Date: May 9, 2019
They Said It!
Amazon Trying To “Amass A Treasure Trove Of Sensitive Data” On Your Kids Through Alexa
Privacy and child-advocacy groups allege Amazon is unlawfully collecting voice recordings of children and storing data “indefinitely.”
“‘Amazon markets Echo Dot Kids as a device to educate and entertain kids, but the real purpose is to amass a treasure trove of sensitive data that it refuses to relinquish even when directed to by parents,’ says Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood.” (The Wall Street Journal, “Amazon Is Accused of Violating Kids’ Privacy With Smart Speakers,” Betsy Morris, 5.9.19)
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