So, this happened.
Following Wikileaks Vault 7 release alerting Americans to the fact that the CIA is using tons of exploits to turn all sorts of internet-connected smart devices into surveillance microphones, granting the intelligence agency access to millions of people’s private homes, people started asking questions.
Namely, this woman below asked her ever-listening Amazon Echo device if it is connected to the CIA.
Well, first she asks Alexa if Alexa would lie, then makes sure Alexa knows what the CIA is.
After this video went viral, Amazon sent Alexa an updated way to answer the question… which still doesn’t really answer the question.
Or does it?
There’s a reason the Amazon Echo was offered up so cheaply last year… they want as many people to have them in their homes as possible.
Can you think why that might be?
Apparently the answer to the same question is slightly more honest when it comes from Google Home: