After attempting to access his voice record in accordance with GDP rules, an Alexa user in Germany suddenly found that he was able to listen to 1700 audios from a stranger via a link sent by Amazon. The company embodies the security push up to human error.
"This was an unfortunate case of human error and an isolated incident" Amazon The spokesman said in a statement presented to Tech Crunch. "We have solved the problem with the customers involved, and we have taken steps to improve our operations and have been in touch on a precautionary basis with the relevant regulatory authorities."
Alexa, mistakenly contacted by Amazon, was informed by Amazon, but was not heard at first. Amazon deleted the files from the link, but not before downloading them on his computer. A man and a woman can be heard talking in recordings, According to the report. A local publication that has been granted access to the files enables the user's identity to be determined based on the details of the registrations.
This, of course, is exactly the kind of news that Amazon hopes to avoid, just before the holidays. The Alexa devices are likely to slow down over the past few years, likely not to slow any time soon. However, the increasing proliferation of these connected devices has always fueled concerns about recording devices (and, in some cases, imaging).