Keeping Secrets in the Age of Alexa
Attorneys and clients must keep their communications private in order to prevent them from being used against the client in court. But Alexa, Siri, and other "smart" devices, listen in to everything we say and transcribe it. This info can and is being subpoenaed and used in court.
Who's listening in?Any "smart" device, including Alexa, Siri, Echo, and other digital assistants. There are real people listening in to each command you give and transcribing it and anything else you say. This happens even when the device is "off" or you are not using it.
Using your conversations against you in court.The information kept by these devices can and is being used as evidence in courts. What you thought were private interactions with your devices become public. The best way to prevent this is to review the guides to all of your personal devices with which you interact via verbal commands and find out if you can change some settings to reduce this risk. Then, when you are not using the device UNPLUG it. When it's unplugged, it can't hear and transcribe your personal conversations with your family members.