Category: Smart Speakers

Laser can be used to simulate a human voice and silently hack into Google Home, Amazon Echo, Facebook Portal, and other smart devices

Laser can be used to simulate a human voice and silently hack into Google Home, Amazon Echo, Facebook Portal, and other smart devices

iSpeech Michael Thomsen | The Daily Mail | Source URL A group of researchers have published results from a shocking experiment that shows how voice controlled smart devices can be operated remotely using targeted laser beams to simulate human speech. The researchers announced Monday that they were able to control […]

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

iSpeech Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into “smart spies.” Dan Goodin | ArsTechnica | Source URL By now, the privacy threats posed by Amazon Alexa and Google Home are common knowledge. Workers for both companies routinely listen to audio of users—recordings of which can be kept forever—and […]

Google Rolls Out “Orwellian Nightmare” Technology To Spy On You In YOUR HOME

Google Rolls Out “Orwellian Nightmare” Technology To Spy On You In YOUR HOME

Powered by iSpeech Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan | Source URL Google’s new Nest Hub Max is a smart display unit that comes equipped with a 6.5-megapixel facial recognition camera that identifies you and monitors all your actions – inside your own home. And the Orwellian icing on the cake is […]

Trump Admin Is Considering Using Amazon Echo And Apple Watch To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun

Trump Admin Is Considering Using Amazon Echo And Apple Watch To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun

https://www.ispeech.org The Daily Caller | Source URL The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The proposal is part of an initiative […]

Alexa, Eavesdrop On My House All Day Under The Guise Of Protecting Me From A Heart Attack

Alexa, Eavesdrop On My House All Day Under The Guise Of Protecting Me From A Heart Attack

Powered by iSpeech Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL Today in “Amazon’s reasons to listen to everything that’s going on inside your household” news, its being reported that products like the Amazon Echo could one day be used to detect signs of cardiac arrest, according to Bloomberg. The first […]

Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon’s Child Data Collection Practices

Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon’s Child Data Collection Practices

Convert Text to Speech Sam Biddle | The Intercept | Source URL Last year, a coalition of privacy advocates and child psychologists warned against putting an Amazon Alexa speaker anywhere near your child on the fairly reasonable grounds that developing minds shouldn’t befriend always-on surveillance devices, no matter how cute […]

Amazon is keeping your Alexa data in text form

iSpeech Victoria Bell | The Daily Mail | Source URL Voice recordings captured by Amazon’s Alexa can be deleted but the automatically produced transcriptions remain in the company’s cloud, according to reports. After Alexa hears its ‘wake’ word, the smart assistant starts listening and transcribing everything it hears. All the […]

Restaurants Are Ignoring Calls From Google’s Smart Assistant

Restaurants Are Ignoring Calls From Google’s Smart Assistant

Text to SpeechVictor Tangermann | Futurism | Source Hello, This Is Robot Almost exactly a year ago, everyone was flipping out over Google’s newly announced Duplex feature, which basically pretends to be a human assistant in order to make reservations at restaurants or schedule trips to the hairdresser. But the AI-powered assistant has struggled to win […]

Amazon Alexa: Illegally Recording Kids, Privacy Advocates Allege

Amazon Alexa: Illegally Recording Kids, Privacy Advocates Allege

Text to Speech Voices Kristin Houser | Futurism | Source URL Creepin’ On Your Kids On Thursday, 19 consumer advocacy and privacy groups announced plans to file a complaint against Amazon with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The complaint alleges that the version of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker designed specifically for use by kids […]