Amazon questioned by US senators over Echo privacy

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@mybroadband—Amazon.com Inc. is facing questions from U.S. lawmakers about consumer privacy regarding its popular voice-activated Echo speakers, after an incident last month when an Oregon couple’s conversation was recorded by their device and sent to an acquaintance without their knowledge.

US Senators Ask Jeff Bezos Just How Many Complaints Amazon's Received About Eavesdropping Echoes. Lawmakers in the US have taken a greater interest in the failures of tech companies lately, but most of the focus has been on Facebook and Google while Jeff Bezos has been busy making a reported $US230,000 ($308,118) a minute. Now it's Amazon's turn in the barrel. More