“Alexa, how safe is my personal information?”

August 11, 2020
Adrian Cockle

A security firm recently found that Alexa's web services had bugs that could give hackers access to someone's entire voice history, along with personal information including their home address.

This is another terrifying, tedious example of how an everyday piece of technology  (to many, Alexa is just a radio or speaker) can be exploited by bad people. And with 200 million Alexa devices out there, the impact of security flaws like this one could be devastating.

We created Self because we believe your personal information shouldn’t be in the cloud, but in your pocket and on the device that only you have access to.

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