A good look at Ray Ozzie’s attempt to allow law enforcement to unlock encrypted smartphones, without ruining privacy for the rest of us. It’s closer than anyone has got before, that’s for sure – although real risks remain.
It was only a matter of time before a vulnerability like this emerged. Security researchers worked out how to use the Echo as a snooping device. Thankfully, it’s already been fixed - but it’s alarming that it was ever possible.
Amazon probably didn’t want the story above to emerge on the same day as this one. This version of Alexa encourages kids to be polite to their virtual assistant. Human/software etiquette is an interesting topic worth exploring further.