Apparently they have been able to find out a little more about Amazon’s Alexa devices and how they spy on us. Some folks got data together at the University of Washington, Universities of California (Davis and Irvine), and Northeastern University. Through analysis, they were able to determine that Amazon will figure out what advertisers want, and will deliver the ads… not the data… based upon what Amazon hears. The claim is that since they aren’t sharing the actual voices and private data, that it doesn’t go against your user agreement. I’m not sure that I agree with that. I’m not sure what we can do about that… but some lawyer is likely to reach out with an idea….
Amazon and third-party services have been using smart speaker interaction data for ad targeting, in violation of privacy commitments, according to researchers at four US universities.