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Listen up: Your life is too boring for Alexa to spy on you

Annabel Fenwick Elliott


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There are more than 100 million Amazon Echo devices in the world today

There are more than 100 million Amazon Echo devices in the world today

There are more than 100 million Amazon Echo devices in the world today

Technophobes relax: scientists have developed a device that stops Amazon's big brother from spying on you - a bracelet (or a glorified tin hat, depending on how you look at it) capable of blocking Alexa-enabled devices from recognising your voice by turning human frequencies into white noise.

Why? Because, lurking on the side table of homes and offices everywhere, more than 100 million of these inconspicuous-looking recording units exist today, primed to feed your every conversation into the servers of the world's largest company. Just think of the implications. No, really. Think properly. What is it that you are afraid of?


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