Oops: Amazon’s Alexa recorded couple’s conversation, sent it to random contact

A couple in Portland, Ore., got an unnerving surprise when their Amazon Inc. voice-controlled smart speaker recorded their conversation and sent it to a random person in their contacts list.

Seattle’s KIRO-7 reported that the couple received a phone call a couple of weeks ago from one of the husband’s employees in Seattle, telling him “unplug your Alexa devices right now. You’re being hacked!”

“We unplugged all of them and he proceeded to tell us that he had received audio files of recordings from inside our house,” the woman, who was only identified as Danielle, told KIRO. “At first, my husband was, like, ‘no you didn’t!’ And the (recipient of the message) said ‘You sat there talking about hardwood floors.

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