A week ago, an ex-Amazon exec admitted that he turns his Alexa off to stop strangers listening in on his conversations.
That’s because Amazon was sometimes sending your voice clips off to “graders”.
These workers will listen to clips to make sure Alexa is working as intended – improving the system all round.
Sometimes they record your conversation and send without your permission or knowledge because she thought you said her name.
Here’s what you need to do…
Steps to find Alexa voice recordings
- First, open the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.
- Tap into the menu bar on the left-hand side and then tap Settings.
- Next tap Alexa Privacy, and then go into Review Voice History.
- This is where you can check up on all of the voice recordings Alexa has captured for you.
- To listen to the Alexa recordings, simply tap the text you want to hear, and then click the tiny Play icon.
- Sometimes Alexa will flag when it thinks an audio recording wasn’t intended her.
- The text won’t display in that instance, but you can still listen to the audio file.
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To delete your conversation from Alexa Record Memory
- Individually tap on the empty boxes next to each recording to “tick” them for deleting audio recording.
- Then go to the top of the list and press “Delete Selected Recordings” to delete those individual files.
- You can also select a date range like “Today”, “This Week” or “All History” and then press “Delete All Recordings” for that date range.
- If you just want to delete recordings for a specific speaker, you can tap Filter By Device and choose the exact Alexa gadget you’re looking for.
- You can also enable deletion by voice on this page.
- If you toggle it on, you can delete recordings using voice commands.
- Just say either “Alexa, delete what I just said” or “Alexa, delete everything I said today”.
What you should do delete it or having no issues on privacy?
- It’s up to you to decide what you want to do.
- However better to keep the conversation remove from storage of Alexa.
- Main Social media site issues related to hacks and leak.
- Though deletion will boost your privacy, it may make your experience with Alexa worse.
- Alexa learns your voice and habits over time to improve the service.