Alexa has become a common household item that can play music, set alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, sports and news. Alexa is advanced in its voice recognition software and just by saying the name Alexa it starts to listen for commands or questions. Alexa can also be linked to control lights in your house as well as have control of the temperature of your home. It’s no secret that it is an amazing tool! But there are some privacy concerns to consider when bringing one into your home.
The Concern of privacy:
Articles have recently started surfacing of the privacy concerns over Alexa. Did you know that Alexa automatically saves recordings to the Amazon cloud by default? Most people are unaware of this and may feel uncomfortable with their conversations being stored.
To change this feature, you must access the Alexa Privacy Settings. This can be done through the Alexa app or by clicking this link. You can then change settings to your liking.
Computer Medic Recommendation
- Click this link. Delete all voice recordings by selecting All History from the Date Range section, and then select Delete All Recordings for All Time.
- Go to the Alexa Privacy settings page and select Manage Smart Home Devices History. And to delete content, click the Delete Smart Home Devices History
- Go to Manage your Alexa Data and click Automatically Delete Voice Recordings and in the pop up box that appears you can choose how long it keeps voice recordings before they are deleted.
- Lastly go to Mange your Alexa and use the toggle to opt out of using voice recordings being used to help transcription accuracy.
If you have any concerns about managing these settings, give us a call and we will be happy to guide you through this process!