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Google and Amazon Smart Speakers Use “Surveillance” — Betaworks CEO

In an interview with Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer, top tech investor and Betaworks CEO, John Borthwick said that the information gathering by smart devices from the likes of Google and Amazon is “surveillance.” “From a consumer standpoint, user standpoint, is that these– these [smart] devices are being used for what’s– it’s hard to call …

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How To Keep Alexa Out Of Your Private Conversations

Yesterday, the news broke that Amazon has employed thousands of people to listen and transcribe your conversations via Alexa. According to Amazon, this information is used to better adapt Alexa’s search algorithm, but that doesn’t ease any privacy concerns. This isn’t the first issue that has been regarding Alexa and listening in on its users. …

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The Best Free Alexa Skills for Amazon Echo Owners

Advertisement As well as Amazon’s own Echo devices, Alexa is available on a huge number of different products like thermostats, headphones, and even vehicles. But to get the best out of Alexa you need to install some Alexa skills. Alexa skills are voice-activated apps that provide you with pretty much anything you can imagine. And …

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Are smart speakers making audio advertising more enticing? – Econsultancy

According to Canalys, global smart speaker usage is forecast to grow 82.4% in 2019, rising from 114 million units in 2018 to 207.9 million this year. In the UK, specifically, the number of smart speaker users is predicted to grow 31.6% to 12.6 million also in 2019. So, as user adoption increases – mainly of …

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CES 2018: Google ramps up Assistant with smart displays, native podcasts, recipes and news

Amazon Echo and its voice assistant, Alexa, might be the current market leaders in voice-activated smart technology, but recent announcements from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show have shown that Google fully intends to challenge Amazon for that crown. The past few days have seen some big developments – and a couple of even bigger teasers – for the future …

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