Amazon responds to story that Echo sent private talk to random contact

The company said the Echo had woken up after hearing a word that sounded like "Alexa."
0:25 | 05/24/18

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Transcript for Amazon responds to story that Echo sent private talk to random contact
And you may want to think twice of what asking elects up. Of failing from Portland Oregon reporting there Amazon ankle virtual assistant recorded a private conversation. And sent it to a random contact me. Amazon released this statement acknowledging the ad go awoke after hearing a word that sounded like elect suck and sort of following commands based on the background conversation. The company calling it unlikely but said they are looking into it.

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